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The Paris Saint-Germain coach confirmed the Uruguayan striker will not be available in the next few weeks after suffering a thigh injury

Laurent Blanc has confirmed Edinson Cavani will miss Paris Saint-Germain's Ligue 1 top-of-the-table clash with Monaco on Sunday 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.

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 in July, has scored 20 goals in 30 appearances this season.

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

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