Van der Wiel undergoes appendix surgery


Gregory van der Wiel is set for a "number of weeks out" after undergoing surgery on his appendix, Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc has confirmed.

The Dutch full-back scored his first goal of the season on Saturday as Ligue 1 leaders PSG thrashed Angers 5-1 to maintain their 21-point advantage at the summit.

Van der Wiel completed the match at the Parc des Princes and Blanc has announced the 27-year-old was operated on a day later.

"Gregory had surgery on Sunday on his appendix," Blanc said at Tuesday's media conference. "It is not very serious, but unfortunately he will be out for a while."

"Maybe for a few weeks."

Van der Wiel will miss Wednesday's Coupe de la Ligue semi-final against Toulouse, a game in which PSG also look set to be without Marco Verratti, Salvatore Sirigu and Thiago Silva.

"These injuries are not serious but could be if the players suffer a relapse. Thiago is not quite ready, but not far from it.

"Marco is better but Wednesday's game is too close, like Salvatore ... his injury does not appear to have healed enough for him to play against Toulouse."