PSG`s Edinson Cavani doubtful for top-of-table clash
Paris: Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani is doubtful for Paris Saint-Germain`s Ligue 1 showdown with Lille on Sunday after being allowed to return to his home country.
PSG coach Laurent Blanc admitted on Friday that he wasn`t even sure if the 26-year-old would be back in France in time for the game, which sees the defending champions and current leaders entertain a Lille side four points behind in third place.
"Will he be back (by Sunday)? We have no idea. I hope so but I can`t give an answer," said Blanc at a press conference on Friday.
Cavani scored both goals in the 2-1 League Cup last-16 win against Saint-Etienne at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday before being allowed to travel to Montevideo the next day to deal with unspecified personal affairs.
"We can always make a player play in extreme conditions, but at the same time we need to think about the games coming up in January and February. We can`t just do anything," Blanc added.
"If he does come back, it is not the best preparation but there is nothing else we can do."
Cavani has scored 12 Ligue 1 goals this season and 18 in all competitions. His partnership with Zlatan Ibrahimovic has produced a total of 40 goals in all competitions.