Thiago Silva fit but Ibra and Luiz out, says Blanc

Thiago Silva is fit to play for Paris Saint-Germain against Lens on Friday, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Luiz will both miss out, coach Laurent Blanc said Thursday.

AFP| Updated: Oct 16, 2014, 19:28 PM IST
Thiago Silva fit but Ibra and Luiz out, says Blanc

Paris: Thiago Silva is fit to play for Paris Saint-Germain against Lens on Friday, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Luiz will both miss out, coach Laurent Blanc said Thursday.

Silva has not played this season after injuring his hamstring in a pre-season friendly in August, but he should be involved in Friday night`s league game.

However, Ibrahimovic is still suffering from a heel problem while Luiz picked up a thigh complaint during a friendly in Beijing over the international break.

"David Luiz is injured, he won`t play against Lens, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out for Lens, as are Ezequiel Lavezzi and Marquinhos," said Blanc.

"Thiago Silva is fit but it remains to be seen if he will be in the squad, on the bench or in the starting line-up."

Speaking about Ibrahimovic`s heel problem, Blanc added: "It`s improving but not enough to be in the squad. 

"I hope it won`t last long but as for a return date or day, I couldn`t say."

Friday`s match will be played at the Stade de France national stadium, but Blanc is unimpressed with the state of the pitch.

"The Stade de France pitch is a disaster, although it`s never been good," he said.