Marseille boss Albert Emon says injured on-loan striker Djibril Cisse will not be available for this month's big clash with Lyon.
The former Auxerre hit-man is continuing to recover from a double leg fracture he suffered in France's World Cup warm-up friendly with China in St Etienne back in June.
Despite the injury, Cisse joined l'OM on loan from parent club Liverpool in July, with the 24-year-old continuing his recovery at Stade Velodrome.
Cisse had aimed to be fit to face Ligue 1 champions Lyon on October 22, but his recovery looks to be taking more time than anticipated.
Emon says the striker is unlikely to resume full training until the end of the month.
"When he starts training with us, we can set his comeback more clearly," Emon said.
"He could play again in a month-and-a-half or two months."
Meanwhile, fellow Marseille striker Mahamadou Niang has been forced to pull out of the Senegal squad with an injury to his right thigh.
A scan on the former Metz and Strasbourg hit-man's thigh revealed a slight muscle tear.
Despite the injury, Niang is expected to be fit for the October 15 Ligue 1 clash at Lens.