Thiago Silva out of the PSG team for 3 weeks with thigh injury

14 January 2013 05:46

Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian defender Thiago Silva will be out for at least three weeks after he injured a thigh during Friday's 0-0 draw with Ajaccio, the capital club said Monday.

"Today's scan confirmed the injury in the left femoral biceps. He will be out for at least three weeks," a club statement read.

The news is a blow for PSG, whose failure to take three points against a side just one point off the drop zone cost them top spot after Lyon moved two points clear with a 2-1 win at Troyes.

Silva now faces a race against the clock to get fit for their Champions League last 16 first-leg against Valencia on February 11.

French international Mamadou Sakho is set to deputise while Silva is out, partnering Brazilian Alex.

Italian midfielder Thiago Motto meanwhile faces a suspension for his red card picked up against Ajaccio, further weakening Carlo Ancelotti's side, who were expected to sweep all before them this season as they chase a first league title in 19 years.

Source: AFP

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