Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini is hoping for a swift return to action after being forced out of international duty with a knee injury.
The Belgium international was unable to join up with the squad for upcoming World Cup qualifying games against Serbia and Scotland, after sustaining the knock in Everton’s 2-2 draw at Wigan.
David Moyes’ side face QPR after the international break before the Merseyside derby at home to Liverpool, and Fellaini is up against it to return for their nearing Premier League fixtures.
“As you have probably seen and heard I am currently suffering from a knee injury,” he told the club’s official website.
“Fortunately it is not too serious but I will have to miss the two games with Belgium.
“I am hoping to be back playing for Everton as soon as possible.”
The Belgian Football Association released a statement confirming that the 24-year-old will undergo rehabilitation in his home country, and estimated he would be out of action for at least three weeks.
Fellaini has been an influential figure for Moyes so far this season, scoring three goals and helping guide the Toffees to fourth in the Premier League.