Ligue 1 - Thiago Silva fractures cheekbone but should be fit for Chelsea

PSG have confirmed that Thiago Silva fractured his cheekbone against Lorient on Friday night but he should still be fit to face Chelsea in the Champions League.

Eurosport
Ligue 1 - Thiago Silva fractures cheekbone but should be fit for Chelsea
.

View photo

Thiago Silva (Reuters)

Captain Silva left the field midway through the first half of the 1-0 win after sustaining a facial injury in a mid-air clash with Lorient forward Vincent Aboubakar.

However, PSG said that examinations revealed that the injury was not serious.

"Examinations on Thiago Silva performed so far have revealed a fractured of the left zygomatic bone," read a club statement.

"His condition did not require surgery. Downtime will depend on the evolution of pain in the coming days.

"His participation in the quarter-finals of the Champions League should not be compromised."

PSG take on Chelsea in the last eight of the Champions League with the first-leg on April 2 in Paris with the return leg in London six days later.

View Comments (1)
Fantasy Premier League