Belgium statement on Marouane Fellaini, will miss Liverpool game

  • Belgium statement on Marouane Fellaini, will miss Liverpool game

Belgium statement on Marouane Fellaini, will miss Liverpool game

Marouane Fellaini limped off with injury after just 29 minutes of Belgium's World Cup qualifier against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Saturday. That's the good news.

As per the official twitter page of Belgian Red Devils, Fellaini won't be back for a "couple of weeks" and as a result will also miss Belgium's clash against Cyprus. The Man United midfielder was replaced by Leander Dendoncker after receiving treatment following a knock to his left knee.

But he has avoided a long-term lay-off after scans revealed the problem was not as bad as first feared.

However, Belgium have since confirmed that Fellaini sprained his MCL, which will rule him out for a "couple of weeks".

It is expected he will need a number of weeks to recover from the injury. Get well soon Marouane!

That said, Fellaini will be out of action for next weekend's Premier League match away at Liverpool. The 29-year-old could also miss United's games against Benfica and Huddersfield Town. More worryingly for United, the injury comes at a time when European and domestic fixtures are starting to come thick and fast.

Fellaini sat out of training with his national team this week, owing to an Achilles injury picked up following a nasty challenge from Southampton's Shane Long on 23 September. The club's manager José Mourinho had already expressed concern that an worldwide break could break the team's momentum before the crucial match, and will be quite unhappy with his worst fears coming true. United go to Chelsea on 5 November and whether Fellaini will be available for selection against the champions remains unclear.