Cavani and Mbappe were two of the three injuries in Sunday’s victory over Toulouse.
It’s bad enough to lose any player injured in a game, and have to make tactical changes and adjustments.
PSG are in the midst of a totally different struggle right now, in that they do not have Neymar to call on, due to his current transfer stance.
Things went from problematic to disastrous from an attacking sense for Thomas Tuchel as one of his star strikers, Uruguayan international Edinson Cavani limped off after only 14 minutes.
It is believed to be some kind of groin injury.
The initial thought of his replacement, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting who has been described as a Stoke City flop was that of concern.
The player has traveled a lot in his career, and his statistics pale in comparison to those he has replaced as a sub in Paris before now.
The 30-year-old Cameroon international actually turned out to be a two-goal hero for his team.
The injury crisis was only just beginning though for Tuchel and his Paris team.
Right before half time, saw them lose Abdou Diallo. The young French centre-back came off the worse for wear in an ariel battle for the ball.
In only his third outing for PSG since his 32 million Euro move this summer from Borussia Dortmund. This was not the start to his career in Paris that the 23-year-old would have wanted.
With the game tied at 0-0 at half time, surely the manager will have turned to goal-scoring machine Kylian Mbappe in the dressing room to ask for something special.
Tuchel did not get exactly wanted he wanted at all. The third injury of the match came about in the 66th minute, with Mbappe having to be assisted off the field by the trainer.
His night was obviously over. Although his side had a two to nothing lead. The consequences of losing another forward were immense to PSG.
So thin are they in the ranks now, he turned to 17-year-old defender Arthur Zagre. Who made his debut for the team.
It has not been clarified on the extent of the injuries, but any time out will surely have serious repercussions on the team tactics are formation.
Neymar was fit and left out because of the ongoing saga.
Will Thomas Tuchel recall the rebellious Brazillian, if the deal is not complete and his other strikers are not fit for the next game?
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) August 25, 2019