Marouane Fellaini has described his knee injury as 'not too serious' and is eyeing a swift return to Everton action.
The influential midfielder was forced out of Belgium's two upcoming qualifying games with a knee problem and is now focussing all his efforts on returning to action for his club as soon as possible.
The Blues return to action following the international break with a trip to QPR before hosting Liverpool in the Merseyside derby the following weekend.
Fellaini told evertonfc.com: "As you have probably seen and heard I am currently suffering from a knee injury. 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.
"I am extremely disappointed and I now have to rest in order to get back to full fitness so I can help the team with some important games coming up."