Inter Milan coach Andrea Stramaccioni admits he has deep concern for Javier Zanetti.
Zanetti faces eight months out with an Achilles injury suffered in defeat to Palermo.
â€śI am not a medic, but a lesion to the Achilles tendon does sound serious,â€ť said Stramaccioni.
Initial fears are that Zanetti could be out of action for eight months, which could end his career as he turns 40 in August.
â€śItâ€™s another heavy blow and one we really couldâ€™ve done without, because Zanettiâ€™s value to us is incredible. Itâ€™s difficult to comment on a situation like this."