Ibrahimovic ruled out for six weeks

The striker suffered an abdominal injury in Saturday's 2-0 win over Bastia and has been joined on the sidelines by Gregory van der Wiel
Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been ruled out for six weeks with an abdominal injury.

The 31-year-old suffered the injury in the 2-0 win over Bastia in Ligue 1 on Saturday and the length of his absence means he could miss his side's next five league fixtures.

"Zlatan Ibrahimovic suffered a partial avulsion of the left oblique muscle under the 12th rib and will not play again for some time. His absence is estimated at approximately six weeks," read a statement from PSG.

"Gregory van der Wiel suffered a fracture of the right transverse process of the second lumbar vertebra."

The Ligue 1 champions didn't reveal the length of time the defender will be out for, but reports claim he is only expected to be unavailable for the next 10 days.

Meanwhile, midfielder Thiago Motta will miss the clash with Evian after sustaining a broken nose after being headbutted by Bastia striker Brandao on Saturday.

He is expected to make a swift return to action and could even wear a mask similar to that worn by Thiago Silva last season as he recovered from a facial injury.