PSG missing Cavani for Champions League 1st leg v Man United

11 February, 2019, 09:59 | Author: Amy Huff
  • Good News for Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain suffer possible double injury blow ahead of Champions League clash

Thomas Tuchel and his Paris Saint-Germain side are far from full strength ahead of their Champions League round of 16 tie against Manchester United on Tuesday night.

The Uruguayan striker suffered an injury during Saturday's 1-0 win over Bordeaux, injuring his thigh as he took the decisive penalty.

The treatment of this injury and the length of his unavailability will depend on the evolution of the injury over the coming days, " a statement from the club said.

Cavani pulled a thigh strain when scoring the victor from spot against Bordeaux on Saturday. His view had not changed by Sunday morning when he spoke with TF1's Telefoot. "We don't have another Edi like we don't have another Neymar", said PSG coach Thomas Tuchel. "He had exams yesterday and he still has exams here today in our training centre". My feeling is that it will be very hard for him to play, ' said manager Thomas Tuchel after the tie.

"I can't think about so many different plans in advance".

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"We await the final session and I hope that they will both be able to play versus Bordeaux". But we have to wait a bit, I have not yet seen Edi for the moment or spoken with the doc.

PSG confirmed on their website that the Belgian right-back will "the neurological consultation confirmed a slight concussion".

The Brazil captain has been ruled out until at least April with a foot injury and Cavani failed to appear for the second half of PSG's 1-0 victory over Girondins on Saturday.

PSG also goes to United with doubts over whether key midfielder Marco Verratti should start the game, having played barely one hour against Bordeaux after recovering from a sprained ankle.

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