Romelu Lukaku and Maroaune Fellaini have both missed training with Belgiam and are doubts for their clash with Bosnia and Herzegovina on Saturday, according to reports.
Fellaini missed Manchester United’s 4-1 win over CSKA Moscow last week after injuring his ankle following a nasty challenge from Shane Long.
And Lukaku, who has 11 goals in ten games for Man United this season, recently underwent an MRI scan on his ankle that thankfully revealed no ligament damage after he picked up a knock during last weekend’s win over Crystal Palace.
But according to Sport Witness, the pair once again missed training for Belgium, who have already qualified for the World Cup.
Belgium boss Roberto Martinez has spoken out about Lukaku’s injury and made it clear he wouldn’t take any risks with the striker over the next couple of days.
“Lukaku wants to play,” he said. “He hasn’t trained with the group, he has a sore ankle and it is important he gets fully recovered. We will give him as long as he can.”
“We are talking to Manchester United closely. We are careful that we won’t rush him into anything.”
Meanwhile, Fellaini’s injury seems to be a hangover from the Southampton game that was aggravated during his superb display against Palace.
The fact that both managed to play through their injuries last weekend suggests that neither knock is particularly serious, and supporters will just hope Martinez doesn’t force them into action too early – especially with a trip to Anfield lingering on the horizon and Belgium already booked to feature in Moscow next year.