Ucl News: Cavani to miss PSG first leg against Manchester united

Edinson Cavani has scored 21 goals in 25 games for PSG this season
Edinson Cavani has scored 21 goals in 25 games for PSG this

Edinson Cavani might miss the first leg of Paris St-Germain's Champions League last-16 tie with Manchester United.

The 31-year-old injured a tendon in his hip after scoring a penalty in Saturday's 1-0 win over Bordeaux.

Fellow forward Neymar has been ruled out of Tuesday's 1st leg and the return game on 6 March through injury.

In a statement, PSG said the length of Cavani's unavailability "will depend on the evolution of the injury over the coming days".

Speaking on French tv on Sunday, manager Thomas Tuchel said: "There isn't any good news for Edi this morning."

He added: "There are still examinations today at our training centre, the club will speak a little later, but in my opinion the news isn't going to be very good. it'll be very difficult for him to play.

"There is a very small hope. we always hope but the first exams are not good."

Brazilian forward Neymar suffered a broken metatarsal in a 2-0 French Cup victory over Strasbourg on Wed, 23 Jan and was ruled out for 10 weeks.

This leaves World Cup-winning forward Kylian Mbappe - who replaced Cavani at the weekend - as the only fit member of their first-choice front 3.
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