Football: Menez out till September after operation on herniated disc

PARIS (AFP) - Paris Saint-Germain winger Jeremy Menez will be out of action until at least the middle of September after undergoing an operation for a herniated disc in his back, the club announced on Wednesday.

This means he will miss the French league champions first few games of the season and he will be unavailable also for France's World Cup qualifiers against Georgia on Sept 6 and Belarus four days later.

His target would be to get back in action for PSG's Champions League opener on Sept 17 or 18.