Parma striker Dorlan Pabon has returned to Colombia indefinitely after his son fell seriously ill.
The forward has not been called up for Monday’s game with Inter and until now the only explanation given was ‘personal reasons.’
“It was right not to reveal anything out of respect for the lad and his little boy,” said general manager Pietro Leonardi.
“He was prepared to stay on and play, but we decided to give him leave to stay close to his family at this difficult time.
“We hope he can return relaxed and ready, thanks also to our affection.”
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