As per a report from French outlet L’Equipe, Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani is set for around a month on the sidelines.
PSG vs Bordeaux
Thomas Tuchel’s PSG welcomed Bordeaux to the Parc des Princes last night, aiming to extend their lead atop the Ligue 1 table to a hefty 13 points.
And, when all was said and done, this was precisely what the French champions managed, courtesy of a solitary Edinson Cavani strike from the penalty spot.
Incredibly, though, Cavani’s finish from the spot came at a cost.
In smashing home past Benoît Costil, the Uruguayan hitman managed to injure himself, eventually forcing Thomas Tuchel to replace his side’s spearhead with Kylian Mbappe at half-time:
This could be a huge boost for Man Utd 👀
Edinson Cavani limped off for PSG after scoring a penalty… pic.twitter.com/J7HzC0s7RH
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 9, 2019
Speaking in a press conference earlier today, Tuchel painted a worrying picture when asked for an update on Cavani’s well-being, confirming that, based on initial tests, the 32-year-old’s situation did not look good:
More Tuchel on Cavani: “In any case, we must wait a bit more as the exams are still ongoing. The club will communicate on this a bit later. I think that the news will not be very good. I still have a little hope, but the 1st tests were not good.”
— Jonathan Johnson (@Jon_LeGossip) February 10, 2019
Manchester United vs PSG
PSG are of course set to travel to Old Trafford on Tuesday to take on Manchester United in the first-leg of their Champions League last-16 matchup with the Red Devils.
And, as per the aforementioned report from L’Equipe this afternoon, not only do the French giants look set to be without Cavani in Manchester, but they could even be sans the services of their prolific hitman for the tie’s return leg in Paris on the 6th of March.
It is claimed that Cavani ruptured a muscle in his right thigh last night.
As such, L’Equipe insist that the South American is set for around a month on the sidelines.
The news will no doubt come as a hammer blow for PSG, who are already set to take on United without world’s most-expensive player Neymar.