PSG have confirmed that superstar forward Neymar will be ruled out for four weeks with a hamstring injury.
The Brazilian underwent an MRI scan on Monday afternoon which showed extensive damage to the muscle.
Neymar’s condition is set to be evaluated in eight days time, but early signs suggest it will be a month before he is allowed to return to competitive action.
The 27-year-old suffered the injury whilst on international duty just 12 minutes into Brazil’s friendly with Nigeria in Singapore.
He started the match but was replaced by Philippe Coutinho shortly after, forcing Brazil boss Tite to deny Neymar was already struggling with injury.
When asked if it was a risk to play Neymar, Tite said: “No, not at all.
“It would be irresponsible and incompetent of me. I would have to receive the complaints of the coach and the president of PSG if that happened.”
Tite’s defence does little to comfort PSG however, who will once again have to make-do without their record signing.
Neymar has had an injury-ravaged 18 months with the French champions, with him likely to miss at least six matches following this latest setback.
Among PSG’s fixtures are two Champions League group clashes with Club Brugge, although Neymar is due to miss the first of those due to the last of a three-match suspension.
They also have Ligue 1 fixtures against Marseille and Nice,.
However he should be fit for PSG’s Ligue 1 showdown with Lille on November 23 and the trip to Real Madrid a few days later.
Meanwhile PSG chief Nasser al-Khelaifi has made proposals to invest in Championship side Leeds United.
Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani is close friends with al-Khelaifi, and is considering investment from him, as well as two other parties.
“I have been approached by more than 20 parties and I have selected these three,” Radrizzani told the Times.
“The option of Qatar Sports Investment and Nasser — first of all they are friends, we have had a good relationship for a long time. Secondly, they have the possibility to bring this club to compete with Manchester City , so for the fans that could be a fantastic opportunity.
“The second is based in America, he’s a big fan of Leeds United since he was a child, and I like that. Another one is the owner of an Italian club. With another club you can create synergy to be more competitive and to target the Premier League — we could maybe get a loan to increase the quality of the team.”