PSG Suffer Major Casualty during the International Break

Ligue 1 Media

Paris St Germain are concerned about the availability of defender Thiago Silva for the league matches that are about to resume. The European club football has been on a two-week break new to international action. Silva was in action for the Brazilian national team, but he had to be withdrawn on a stretcher in the recent qualification match against Bolivia. The 33-year-old has been one of the key players for PSG since his mega move from AC Milan a couple of years ago. As one of the leaders in this current PSG outfit, manager Unai Emery will appreciate the presence of Silva in every Ligue 1 match.

Even though Silva was replaced by his teammate at PSG, Marquinhos, it was a huge setback for PSG. The club have been quite imperious at the start of the 2017-18 campaign. They were able to open up a three-point advantage over Monaco following the latest round of results. PSG are overwhelming favourites for the French Ligue 1, but the real challenge for the club will come in the Champions League. After having spent more than £300 million on Neymar and Kylian Mbappe alone, the club have huge expectations on their shoulders. Yet, the solid base at the back with Silva marshalling the team is extremely important for their overall success.

Brazil’s national team coach Tite claims that the defender felt a strain in his hamstring and it looks likely that he may have suffered a muscle injury. In the worst-case scenario, this would keep him out of action for around two months.