Blanc Decrees Cabaye Injury Less Severe

Paris St Germain manager Laurent Blanc has stated that the injury sustained by midfielder Yohan Cabaye during the recent match with Lille may not be serious as initially thought. The former Newcastle United man had to be carried off on a stretcher after what appeared to be a very serious injury. This would have been a major blow for his chances of being in the French squad for the World Cup 2014. It would also have been a blow for France, who will be hoping to redeem himself with a good showing at this major tournament.

Cabaye joined PSG during the January transfer window for around £ 20 million. Even though he has not been a first-team regular for the club during the last six months, it is expected that national team manager Didier Deschamps will not be missing out on the chance to call up the 28-year-old. He has shown from his time at England that he is capable of doing well on the big stage. PSG have already won the French league and the French cup this season. Hence, Blanc decided to offer players like Cabaye some much-needed gametime before the World Cup squad was announced.

The move, though, has backfired spectacularly, as Cabaye could have missed the World Cup due to a serious injury.

"Reassuring news for Yohan Cabaye. Examinations revealed nothing very serious. Just a very swollen ankle. It is a very very big satisfaction to beat the all-time record of 84 points in the league. Even at 10 against 11 they (Lille) didn't let their performance drop. They gave a good match, a good show,” said the PSG manager. Despite the poor results in the Champions League, the club managed to end the season on a positive note with a win against Lille to reach a record 84 points.