Paris Saint-Germain face a striking crisis with Kylian Mbappe ruled out for four weeks and Edinson Cavani for three weeks after both came off injured in Sunday’s 4-0 thrashing of Toulouse.
France’s World Cup 2018-winning superstar Mbappe hurt his left hamstring doing a trademark sprint at Parc des Princes.
The issue means he will be absent for their opening Champions League group game, which is set for September 17 or 18. The 20-year-old will also be unavailable to Les Bleus for Euro 2020 qualifiers against Albania and Andorra early next month.
Fellow attacker Cavani hurt his hip in the same match and the Ligue 1 holders confirmed the Uruguay international will be out for three weeks, meaning he could be ready for European action.
The problems come at the same time as uncertainty surrounds the future of Brazil forward Neymar.
The Brazilian has sat out the opening three Ligue 1 fixtures because of his desire to return to La Liga. But there is only a week left before the European transfer window closes, meaning former club Barcelona and Real Madrid must move fast.
Even if the 27-year-old remains in Paris, he’s banned for their first three UCL fixtures.
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