Neymar back from injury for Paris Saint-Germain against Dijon
PARIS -- Paris Saint-Germain will be boosted by the return of Neymar to the 18-man squad for the visit of Dijon in Ligue 1 on Wednesday.
The Brazil international missed the 1-0 win away at Nantes last Sunday, which saw referee Tony Chapron take centre stage late on when he controversially sent Diego Carlos off.
Neymar, 25, returned to squad training on Monday and posted a video of him humiliating a teammate with a nutmeg on the pitch and coach Unai Emery had hinted at a recall for the South American during his prematch news conference earlier on Tuesday.
"Neymar has trained well after the knock he received," the Spaniard told journalists at Camp des Loges when asked about the injury picked up by the Brazilian in Amiens recently. "We will see how the final training session goes.
"He should be OK but if he takes another knock in the same place, it might be an issue."
Elsewhere in the squad, Javier Pastore remains out of the group after his late return from Argentina after the winter break -- even though Edinson Cavani has now been fully reintegrated back into the fold.
Thiago Motta is still not fit enough to return after the injury he picked up away at Rennes in the Coupe de France earlier this month, so Adrien Rabiot or Giovani Lo Celso will likely continue in deep-lying midfield.
Lucas Moura, Hatem Ben Arfa and youth academy graduate Stanley N'Soki did not make the cut.
Jonathan Johnson covers PSG and the French national team for ESPN FC. Twitter: @Jon_LeGossip.