PSG star striker Kylian Mbappé, who suffered a left thigh injury in the win over Toulouse (4-0) on Sunday, will be absent "four weeks" and will miss the next two games of the Blues even the first match of Champions League, confirmed the Paris club Monday.
His team-mate Edison Cavani, injured hip Sunday against Toulouse, will be absent at least "three weeks," said the PSG. His participation in the first match of the Champions League is also uncertain.
According to Le Parisien, L'Equipe and RMC, the medical exams of the Paris striker (20 years) revealed a "muscle tear" in the back of the left thigh. This is the first physical glitch major French prodigy since its explosion at the highest level in 2017.
Consequently, the Parisian N.7 is forfeited for the two matches of reentry of the French team, on 7 and 10 September against Albania and Andorra in the framework of the qualifiers of the Euro-2020, while Didier Deschamps must announce his list on Thursday.
Mbappé and Cavani should also miss the debut PSG in the Champions League, major goal of the Paris club, whose first day is scheduled for 17 and 18 September.
In the short term for the PSG, Thomas Tuchel's line of attack will be completely decimated Friday in Metz, while Neymar, still pending start, can not be aligned until his case is not settled.
And if he stays in Paris, "Ney" will be suspended for the first three days in the Champions League because of his insults on social networks against the referee of PSG - Manchester United after the 8th final return of the Champions League lost 3-1 on March 6th.
The two strikers join the long list of injured who have been accumulating at PSG since the beginning of the season, like Ander Herrera (calf), Thilo Kehrer (foot) and Julian Draxler (arch).
Only good news, the case of defender Abdou Diallo, also out on injury Sunday due to trauma to the right eye. The exams Monday proved "reassuring", said the Parisian club.
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