Manchester United midfielder has avoided a long-term lay-off after scans revealed his knee injury is not as bad as first feared.
He had a scan on Sunday after being injured during the first half of Belgium’s 4-3 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The 29 years old has avoided cruciate ligament damage but has sprained his Medial Collateral Ligament which will keep him out for two to three weeks.
After Belgium’s win head coach Roberto Martinez feared the Manchester United midfielder had picked up a serious injury.
Martinez said: “We are all worried about Fellaini. We fear that there’s ligament damage.”
He will not play Belgium’s final World Cup Qualifier with Cyprus on Tuesday and Saturday’s Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield. Fellaini has scored four goals in his past five games for Manchester United.
He may also miss games against Huddersfield, Tottenham and both Champions League games with Benfica.
The midfielder’s absence will be a blow for Manchester United as he has been in good form, scoring four goals in his past five games.
It also further limits Jose Mourinho’s options in midfield with no timescale placed on Paul Pogba’s return to the team.