Czech Republic international Vladimir Smicer fears he will miss this summer's World Cup finals.
Smicer has been struggling with a knee problem in recent weeks and the injury is taking far longer than expected to get better.
Smicer had an MRI scan a few weeks ago and he is due for a fresh analysis this week, but the former Liverpool man is not confident of a successful outcome.
"It is an injury very long to cure, and there are few improvements.
"I am worried about the end of Le Championnat, and more and more for the World Cup."