Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini sported his bandaged up wrist on international duty this week.
The Belgium midfielder is expected to be out for "several weeks", exacerbating David Moyes' central midfield problems.
Fellaini posed alongside fellow crock Christian Benteke for a picture with Belgium teammate Eden Hazard on international duty.
A win from either of their two final World Cup qualifiers against Croatia or Wales will secure the Red Devils their first World Cup berth since 2002.
Ranked number six in the world, Belgium boast an enviable crop of players that have already been billed as the nation's golden generation.
Although Fellaini is out injured, coach Marc Wilmots has Steven Defour, Axel Witsel and Mousa Dembélé available at his disposal.
Good morning people pic.twitter.com/XmZNwuNW5i— Eden hazard (@hazardeden10) October 8, 2013
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is also sidelined for four weeks.