Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed that striker Edinson Cavani and defender Thomas Meunier will miss the Champions League last-16 match against Manchester United.
Cavani limped off of PSG’s 1-0 win over Bordeaux with a thigh problem after scoring the match winner.
Coach Thomas Tuchel admitted on Sunday that it would be “very difficult” for Cavani to be fit for Tuesday’s first leg at Old Trafford.
However, The French Ligue 1 Champions have now ruled the Uruguay international out of the match.
“The examinations carried out revealed a lesion of a tendon on the right hip,” a statement from the club read.
“The treatment and the duration of unavailability will depend on the recovery in the coming days.”
PSG are also without injured Neymar Jr and Thomas Meunier for the crucial Tuesday night clash.
MySportDab report Cavani was replaced by Kylian Mbappe in the Bordeaux matchand will return to his place in the starting XI in the Champions League.
With two members of their star trio missing, Tuchel is worried they must change their strategyfor the meeting with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team.
“Without [Neymar], maybe without Marco, maybe without [Cavani], now we need a plan D,” he told reporters.
“I can’t think about so many different plans in advance. We have to analyse Manchester United, we have to stay calm and confident.
“Normally, my opinion is definitely clear: for a game against Manchester United, for a game against Liverpool or even against Red Star Belgrade, you need your key players with confidence, experience, quality, who are used to playing that kind of game, are used to playing big games full of pressure, who are used to managing the pressure.”