Thiago Silva confirms six week absence
Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva has announced that he will be out injured for up to six weeks.
"I have not very good news, although I admit it could have been worse," he wrote on his Instagram account, as reported by fifa.com. "I have had tests and will be out for six weeks according to what the doctors said."
The defender had to be replaced by Zoumana Camara just 16 minutes into PS-G’s 1-1 draw with Monaco at the Parc des Princes on Sunday.
Initial reports from the club were evasive as to how long Silva would be unavailable, before the 29 year-old confirmed his lengthy spell on the sidelines.
PS-G manager Laurent Blanc was understandably frustrated at the loss of his captain and defensive leader.
"Thiago has undergone tests that have confirmed a problem with the muscle and the tendons, "So it is not just muscular and I think he will be out for a certain period. I am not a doctor, I can't be more precise," the 47 year-old said.
"He is an essential element of the squad, so it is a major blow."
Blanc will hope to have Silva back for the home fixture with Lorient, on November 2.