PARIS (Reuters) - Edinson Cavani has been ruled out of Paris St Germain’s Champions League clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Tuesday, French sports daily L’Equipe reported on Sunday.
PSG said that Uruguay striker Cavani had sustained a hip muscle injury in Saturday’s 1-0 Ligue 1 victory over Girondins de Bordeaux adding to the side’s injury woes ahead of the last-16 first leg against a resurgent United side.
PSG are already without Neymar, who was ruled out with a foot injury, leaving the French side with only Kylian Mbappe as a world class striking option. However, the club did not say that Cavani would definitely miss Tuesday’s match.
“The treatment and the length of his absence will depend on the evolution (of the injury) in the coming days,” PSG said in a statement, adding that fullback Thomas Meunier would need to rest until next week after suffering a concussion.
Cavani picked up the injury at the end of the first half and he limped off the pitch shortly after scoring the only goal with a penalty.
Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Christian Radnedge