Inter Milan boss Rafael Benitez is hopeful the knee injury to forward Goran Pandev is not too bad.

The Macedonian was injured during the second half of Inter's 2-2 Champions League draw with FC Twente and was stretchered off in the 61st minute.

Initially there were grave fears for the 27-year old but Benitez allayed them, saying the problem is not as bad as first thought.

"Pandev sprained his knee. It seemed very serious at first, but we hope it's a little less bad now," Benitez said.