Olympique Lyonnais coach Hubert Fournier has admitted that it is too early to say whether midfielder Gueida Fofana will make his return for the trip to En Avant de Guingamp.
The international break has given some of Lyon’s injured players the chance to edge that bit closer to a return to Ligue 1 action.
Les Gones suffered a shock defeat at home against OGC Nice in their fixture last weekend and will look to return to winning ways on Saturday.
However, they face a potential banana-skin with a trip to Guingamp.
There is some optimism within the Lyon camp that stricken midfielder Clement Grenier and Gueida Fofana will be able to make their return in the next fixture and play some role in the club’s title tilt.
The two players have endured wretched campaigns.
Fofana hasn’t played since March 2014 after suffering a career-threatening injury, while Grenier has been contending with persistent adductor trouble since the beginning of November.
“We are happy for Clement, who completed his first week of full training with the group,” Fournier began, as reported by Lyon’s official website.
“For Gueida, even though he is playing normally and completed a satisfactory 90 minutes in CFA, the fact that he is still limping when he walks isn’t ideal.
“We can’t say right now if he will be in the group for the trip to Guingamp.”