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PSG coach Blanc: Edinson Cavani to miss Monaco clash

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PSG coach Blanc: Edinson Cavani to miss Monaco clash

Laurent Blanc has confirmed Edinson Cavani will miss Paris Saint-Germain's Ligue 1 top-of-the-table clash with Monaco next weekend and is a doubt for the Champions League match against Bayer Leverkusen later this month.

Cavani limped off after 75 minutes of PSG's 2-0 win at the Parc des Princes on Friday, with scans concluding that the attacker had suffered a thigh injury, as Blanc's men cemented their place at the top of Ligue 1.

The Uruguay striker will also miss Tuesday's Coupe de la Ligue trip to Nantes, and the PSG coach insists he will not rush the 26-year-old back from injury.

"Cavani has been ruled out against Nantes and will also be absent for Monaco," Blanc told reporters. "His injury will be a matter of weeks. It is not uncommon for a player with his style of play [to pick up these problems]. This is not a serious injury, but in order to prevent it getting worse, we will not take risks with Cavani."

Cavani, who joined PSG in a deal worth 64 million euros in July, has scored 20 goals in 30 appearances this season.

PSG sits five points above second-place Monaco ahead of the trip to the Stade Louis II.

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