Andrii Shevchenko will be fit in time for the World Cup, according to the Milan medical staff.

The Ukrainian striker suffered knee ligament damage in Milan’s victory over Parma last weekend and was told that he would be out of action for 25 days, an absence which could jeopardise his World Cup place.

However, Jean Pierre Meersseman the doctor monitoring Shevchenko, has confirmed the injury is only minor.

“After several examinations we can confirm that Shevchenko needs to be rested for 25 days, that’s to say 15 of complete rest and 10 for rehabilitation,”Meersseman commented.

“In the second period he will be able to train to be ready with regards to the World Cup.”

Ukraine will need him fit for their opening World Cup game against Spain on June 14.