Milan’s Ukrainian striker Andrii Shevchenko will be out of action for up to 25 days with a knee injury, the Serie A club has confirmed.

Shevchenko is the key player for Ukraine and his loss would be a devastating blow to a country embarking on their first ever final campaign.

The former European Player of the Year picked up the injury early in Milan’s 3-2 win over Parma on Sunday.

Milan said the forward had suffered “a sprain and stretching of the medial collateral ligament” but added that he would not require an operation.

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