Paris St Germain defender Mario Yepes will miss Saturday's Coupe De La Ligue final against Lens.
Yepes sustained a calf injury in Sunday's 4-2 loss to Lyon and has been ruled out of the game versus Lens and the Ligue 1 fixture against Strasbourg.
Pauleta, however, returned to training this week after a troublesome thigh problem, and could feature at the weekend.
Meanwhile, reports emanating from France suggest that manager Paul Le Guen could quit Parc des Princes at the end of the season.
Le Guen's side currently sit in the relegation zone, with the club's board reportedly growing increasingly uneasy at their plight.