Sergio Ramos’ Paris Saint-Germain debut is still some way off, with the club’s medics insisting the defender takes his return from injury slowly.
The 36-year-old signed from Real Madrid on a free in the summer but has yet to pull on a PSG shirt due to ongoing problems with his calf.
And there is concern that if Ramos rushes his comeback, he will suffer a relapse.
The Spaniard is now moving without pain and there had been a school of thought that he might feature against Angers in Ligue 1 this Friday night.
But that will now not happen, with PSG’s Champions League group-stage match against RB Leipzig his next target.
“Unfortunately Ramos hasn’t started training with the squad yet,” coach Mauricio Pochettino confirmed in an interview with El Partidazo de COPE and Radio MARCA.
“He is close, though. We hope that it will be as soon as possible.
“We’re happy with how he is progressing.
“He’s a great champion and nobody can doubt his competitive instinct and footballing ability.
“Things aren’t going well for him, but he can deal with it.”
Ramos’ last match was on May 5, when his then-Real Madrid side faced Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final second leg.