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Edinson Cavani not to return till 2020?

Publish on 20/12/2019 at 17:30

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Edinson Cavani is highly unlikely to play again in 2019 with the Paris Saint-Germain forward suffering another injury setback, admitted coach Thomas Tuchel.

The Uruguay international found the net from the penalty spot in last week's UEFA Champions League win over Galatasaray, but missed Sunday's league win at AS Saint-Étienne and Wednesday's Coupe de la Ligue triumph against Le Mans.

PSG's all-time leading scorer has played just eight Ligue 1 Conforama games in the first half of the season, only four of them starts, due to injury. The 32-year-old is now set to sit out Saturday's Week 19 fixture at home to Amiens SC with a muscle problem.

"He's a little bit injured. He felt a little muscle pain after the penalty [against Galatasaray]. That's enough in order for him not to be available," explained Thomas Tuchel.

"It's a mixture of a lot of things: lack of rhythm, a lack of playing time. It's not his fault, the others have performed super well. It's perhaps the best thing for him to celebrate the end of the year and come back in January."