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PSG: When will Mbappé and Cavani be back?

Publish on 27/08/2019 at 11:45

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PSG striker Kylian Mbappé, who was injured (hamstring) against Toulouse on Sunday (4-0), will not be back in action until the end of September. Edinson Cavani's unavailability time should be shorter.

PSG striker Kylian Mbappé, who came off the bench shortly after the hour-mark in Sunday's 4-0 win over Toulouse (4-0), is expected to be out of action for four weeks following an injury to his left thigh.

Paris Saint-Germain announced the news on Monday, confirming that the French international will miss several matches, both with Paris Saint-Germain and Les Bleus. Edinson Cavani, who was also forced off injured on Sunday evening - by a hip complaint just ten minutes in - will be absent for at least three weeks.

PSG without Neymar, Cavani and Mbappé in the Champions League?

Kylian Mbappé is thus out of the running for France's September fixtures - against Albania (7 September) and Andorra (10 September) - but also for the next round of Ligue 1 Conforama, which will see the defending French champions go to FC Metz on Friday (20:45).

Given the duration of the unavailability announced by PSG, Kylian Mbappé will likely also miss the Week 5 Ligue 1 Conforama reception of RC Strasbourg Alsace and his participation in the Parisian club's Champions League debut, scheduled for 17 or 18 September, just under four weeks from now, seems to be in jeopardy.

For Edinson Cavani, however, there is a chance he will be ready for the European curtain-raiser - which would be great news for coach Thomas Tuchel, as it is already the Brazilian superstar serves the first match of a three-game ban in the competition. 

'Reassuring' for Diallo

The two strikers weren't PSG's only casualties on Sunday night, however, with the newly signed Abdou Diallo replaced by Thiago Silva just before the break. After a clash, the stopper complained of dizziness, but PSG reported on Monday that post-match examinations of "a trauma to the right eye" were reassuring.

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