Update: Mbappe and Cavani out for up to 4 weeks

PSG will be without Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani for up to four weeks.

We brought you earlier on Ronaldo.com the report of the injury crisis facing PSG after Sunday’s game against Toulouse.

Cavani went off injured in the 14th minute, and Mbappe joined him on the bench also injured in the 66th minute.

According to a statement on the clubs official website, psg.fr, they have confirmed the injuries sustained, and the expected time frames, as well as scheduled updates.

They also provided an update on defender Abdou Diallo.

Paris Saint-Germain’s medical update for Monday 26 August concerns the three players injured during Sunday’s home win over Toulouse.

On Kylian Mbappe the statement read:

“Kylian Mbappé suffered an injury to his left hamstring.”

“Tests this morning have confirmed the player will be sidelined for four weeks depending on the evolution of the injury.”

The statement continued on Cavani:

“Edinson Cavani, who suffered an injury to his right hip, underwent an MRI scan on Monday.”

“The duration of his rehabilitation will be established over the coming days but he is unlikely to return in less than three weeks.”

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And for Diallo they added:

“Abdou Diallo suffered an injury to his right eye. Tests conducted after the match were reassuring.”

To understand the magnitude of this injury crisis, PSG brought on a 17-year-old defender Arthur Zagre to give him his Ligue 1 debut in place of Mbappe. This was after replacing Cavani with 30-year-old Cameroon international Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.

Last season alone, Cavani managed 23 goals and 9 assists in 33 games, and Mbappe managed 39 goals and 17 assists in 43 games.

In the next three weeks, PSG has two games, Metz and Strasbourg. Fortunately, they then have an eight-day break, for internationals.

It will be hoped that at least one if not both players will have recovered by the time they return.

The first game after the break is Lyon away. They will want to be at full strength for the pretenders to their French Ligue 1 Champions throne.

The question on everyone’s lips now though, is will this have any bearing on the Neymar transfer? With medical evaluations still in the works, can they afford to go much more than a couple of games without a star striker?

 

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