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Edinson Cavani may miss the first leg Champions League last-16 tie with Manchester United


Edinson Cavani may miss the first leg of Paris St-Germain's Champions League last-16 tie with Manchester United.

The 31-year-old injured a tendon in his hip after scoring a penalty in Saturday's 1-0 victory over Bordeaux.

Fellow forward Neymar has been ruled out of Tuesday's first leg and the return game on 6 March through injury.

In a statement, PSG said the length of Cavani's unavailability "will depend on the evolution of the injury over the coming days".

Speaking on French television on Sunday, manager Thomas Tuchel said: "There is no good news for Edi this morning."

He added: "There are still examinations today at our training centre, the club will speak a little later, but in my opinion the news is not going to be very good. It will be very difficult for him to play.

"There is a very small hope. We always hope but the first exams are not good."

Brazilian forward Neymar suffered a broken metatarsal in a 2-0 French Cup victory over Strasbourg on Wednesday, 23 January and was ruled out for 10 weeks.

This leaves World Cup-winning forward Kylian Mbappe - who replaced Cavani at the weekend - as the only fit member of their first-choice front three.

Belgium right-back Thomas Meunier is also out of the first leg, with PSG confirming he suffered a concussion during Saturday's match.
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