Andrei Shevchenko limped out of Milan’s defeat against Bologna on Sunday, causing concern to the club as they approach a crucial stage of the season.

The European Footballler of the Year had to be replaced four minutes before half time after a foul by Bologna’s Alessandro Gamberini.

Milan vice president Adriano Galliani says that his injury is a blow to coach Carlo Ancelotti.

“Sheva suffered a stud on his ankle and suffered a little distortion too,” Galliani told Sky Italia.

“Surely on Wednesday he won’t play. I don’t know now the time it will take for his recovery.

“What is sure is that out of four forwards we have, two are out.”

Equally concerned about the seriousness of the injury, is Ukrainian national boss Oleg Blokhin.

“Shevchenko is my biggest problem,” Blokhin told reporters.

“Milan has a league game against Lazio on February 6, but I want to make it clear to the Italians they should not even consider using Shevchenko in that game. Otherwise, we’ll let Fifa deal with that problem.”