Thiago Silva will be sidelined for up to "several weeks" after suffering a thigh injury in Paris Saint-Germain's friendly win over Napoli on Monday.

Silva, 29, pulled up just 12 minutes into the game at the Stadio San Paolo after feeling pain in his right thigh. He was quickly substituted and, after returning to Paris on crutches, he underwent an MRI scan on Tuesday which revealed the extent of the injury is not as serious as first feared by club's medical staff.

A statement published on the club's official website on Wednesday morning read: "The examinations carried out on Thiago Silva yesterday (ultrasound and MRI) confirmed a muscle injury in the right hamstring. He will be sidelined for several weeks."

The PSG captain, who has already suffered two serious thigh injuries since moving to the Parc des Princes in 2012, is expected to miss at least three of his club's league games, as well as his country's friendlies with Colombia and Ecuador in the United States in early September.

However, he should be ready to feature in the French champions' opening Champions League group-stage game on Sept. 16-17.