Football: PSG striker Cavani out for three weeks

 Paris' Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani (right) kicks the ball next to Bordeaux's Brazilian defender Carlos Henrique during a French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Bordeaux (FCGB) on Jan 31, 2014 at the Parc des Princes
 Paris' Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani (right) kicks the ball next to Bordeaux's Brazilian defender Carlos Henrique during a French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Bordeaux (FCGB) on Jan 31, 2014 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Paris St-Germain striker Edinson Cavani has been ruled out for three weeks because of a thigh injury and is set to miss this month's Champions League tie at Bayer Leverkusen, a spokesman for the French club said on Sunday, Feb 2, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (REUTERS) - Paris St-Germain striker Edinson Cavani has been ruled out for three weeks because of a thigh injury and is set to miss this month's Champions League tie at Bayer Leverkusen, a spokesman for the French club said on Sunday.

He had to be replaced in the 75th minute of PSG's 2-0 home victory over Girondins Bordeaux in Ligue 1 on Friday and underwent further examination the following day.

A club spokesman told Reuters that the Uruguay striker would be out of action for at least three weeks.

The 26-year-old Cavani has scored 20 goals in 30 matches in all competitions since joining the Ligue 1 leaders from Napoli for a French record fee of 64 million euros (S$110 million) this season.

He will miss PSG's League Cup semi-final tie at Nantes on Tuesday, and next weekend's Ligue 1 clash at second-placed Monaco, who are five points behind after 23 games.

PSG visit German side Leverkusen in a Uefa Champions League last 16 first-leg match on Feb 18 before hosting the return on March 12.

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