His availability for the Goodison Park match with Liverpool on October 28 has now been placed in doubt too, with the Belgians claiming he will need three weeks to recover.
A statement issued by the Belgian FA said: “Fellaini suffered a small tear at the juncture of muscle and tendon in the knee. The injury was revealed during a scan. Fellaini was injured last Saturday during the match between his club Everton and Wigan.
He will be out for three weeks. It has been agreed with his club that he will rehabilitate in Belgium during this period.”
Fellaini has emerged as a pivotal figure for Everton this season as David Moyes’s team have climbed to fourth place in the Premier League after losing only once in their opening seven games.
The 24 year-old’s absence has increased the need for team-mate Darron Gibson to overcome the thigh problem that has kept him sidelined since the beginning of September.