Everton midfielder Fellaini out for three weeks

Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini faces a race against time to be fit for the Merseyside derby at the end of October after it was confirmed the Belgium international had suffered a knee injury and will be unavailable for as much as three weeks, ESPN has reported.

The Belgium Football Association claimed Fellaini suffered the injury during Everton’s 2-2 Premier League draw with Wigan Athletic on Saturday, and, after undergoing a scan on Tuesday, was ruled out of his country’s World Cup qualification match against Serbia on Friday and the meeting with Scotland early next week.

After the international break Everton travel to Loftus Road to meet Queens Park Rangers and then welcome Liverpool to Anfield a week later, for the first derby meeting of the season.

This season Fellaini has made eight appearances for Everton, scoring three goals, including the winner in the opening round of the season against Manchester United. The 24-year-old moved to Goodison Park from Standard Liege in 2008.

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