PICTURE: Fellaini trains despite requiring surgery but Belgium boss says it is his choice

by Sam Peoples

Marouane Fellaini has taken part in full training with Belgium today despite requiring surgery thanks to a supportive brace.

The 25-year-old has been passed fit by Belgium’s coaching staff for their World Cup qualifiers this week and Sky Sports News report that Fellaini may wait until December before he undergoes surgery on his wrist.

David Moyes would probably have preferred that Fellaini didn’t go on international duty and underwent surgery as soon as possible because December is the busiest month of fixtures, but Belgium’s coach Marc Wilmots believes that it should be up to Fellaini when he decides to undergo surgery.

“This afternoon Marouane had an appointment with an American specialist in England,” Wilmots confirmed yesterday in a press conference.

“The specialist has confirmed that he needs surgery but the time of the surgery is not a big deal.

“He is allowed to play this Friday. Tomorrow he will join the rest of the group and we will start experimenting with tape or a special brace.

“We will see what effect it will have during the training but I assume he will be available coming Friday.

“Do Manchester United want him to have the surgery done as soon as possible? According to me a footballer still decides for himself when he has his surgery done, at least that’s how it was done in my time.”

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