Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed they will almost certainly be without striker Edinson Cavani for Tuesday’s Champions League round of 16 first leg away at Manchester United, while right-back Thomas Meunier has also been ruled out.
Thirty-one-year-old Cavani, was hurt taking a penalty to score the only goal of the match in Saturday’s 1-0 Ligue 1 home win over Bordeaux. A PSG statement said Medical examinations have revealed an injured tendon in his right hip.
Cavani is joined by Meunier in missing the Old Trafford leg after neurological tests revealed a concussion after a heavy collision with Bordeaux’s Francois Kamano during Saturday’s encounter, and PSG added that the Belgium international will be unavailable until at least the end of next week. On Saturday, Tuchel acknowledged that injuries to Cavani, Marco Verratti and Neymar over recent weeks have forced him to move from “Plan B to Plan D.”