Lyon have announced that they do not expect Jeremy Toulalan to be fit for international duty this weekend.
The midfielder had been in the frame to feature for France in their crucial World Cup qualifying play-off against Republic of Ireland on Saturday.
However, the versatile 26-year-old could be set to miss out for Raymond Domenech's side as he continues to nurse a muscular injury.
Toulalan has suffered with an adductor muscle problem ever since France's meeting with Serbia on 9th September.
As a result, his domestic employers are hoping he will be given the opportunity to recuperate over the next few days.
"He would have been left to rest," Lyon coach Claude Puel told reporters when asked if Toulalan would have been considered for club action this week.
"It is up to Les Bleus' medical staff to see if he is fit or not."
Toulalan has attempted to play down the problem, claiming 'it comes and goes', but his colleague for club and country Sidney Govou admits he is less than optimistic regarding the midfielder's availability.
"He has not yet trained this week. Inevitably there is a little concern," said the striker.