Thiago Silva out for the rest of the season after knee surgery

Paris Saint-Germain are set to be without Brazilian centre-back Thiago Silva for the remainder of the season after he underwent surgery on his right knee.

Thiago Silva undergoes knee surgery

Thiago Silva underwent surgery on his right knee on Monday, Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed. The PSG captain has been sidelined since he hobbled out of their humbling 5-1 defeat at second-placed Lille after 16 minutes on 14 April.

Two games to play

The 34-year-old's injury dealt another blow to Thomas Tuchel and his thin squad and they have suffered in the defender's absence. Presnel Kimpembe's form has caused concern and the champions have won just one of their past seven matches in all competitions, losing the Coupe de France final to Rennes on penalties.

It appears PSG will be without Silva for the remainder of the campaign, too, but he is on the mend following arthroscopic surgery. He underwent the procedure in a Paris hospital and is beginning his rehabilitation, the club announced on Twitter.

Silva has made 25 Ligue 1 appearances this season, also featuring in their dramatic Champions League last-16 defeat to Manchester United. He will sit out the team's final two Ligue 1 games of the campaign - away to Angers on Saturday and at home to Dijon on the final day the following week.