Paris (AFP)

Paris superstar SG Neymar, who is recovering from an adductor injury, forfeited the French Cup round of 16 poster against Lille on Wednesday at the Parc des Princes, as did winger Pablo Sarabia, the club announced on Tuesday.

The Brazilian striker "has resumed with the group and continues his individual work," said PSG.

Affected on February 10 in Caen (1-0) in the Coupe de France, "Ney" was expected in competition in early March, according to a first diagnosis which provided "about four weeks of absence" for him.

The suspense remains around his participation in the shock of the 30th day of Ligue 1 Sunday in Lyon (9:00 p.m.), a crucial match in the title race.

Facing the Mastiffs on Wednesday (5:45 p.m.), coach Mauricio Pochettino will also have to do without Sarabia, who suffers from discomfort in his right hip.

The Spanish winger, scorer of two goals in March, will also miss the call against OL.

Defender Juan Bernat (knee) completes the list of absentees.

On the returns side, striker Moise Kean (Covid-19), defender Alessandro Florenzi (adductor) and midfielder Ander Herrera (ischios) are again available.

Defeated by Nantes on Sunday in the Home Championship (2-1), the title holder PSG hopes to revive in the Coupe de France against Losc, leader of the L1.

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