N'Golo Kante has left France's camp to return to club side Chelsea after suffering a muscle tear and will miss Les Bleus' clash with Belarus as a result.
Hooked after 34 minutes in France's match against Bulgaria on Saturday, the reigning Premier League Player of the Season had been concerned by a potential issue in his leg, according to Les Bleus coach Didier Deschamps.
The defensive midfielder left the rest of Deschamps' squad on Monday after a scan revealed he had indeed suffered a tear in his left thigh, with the worst-case scenario looking like the former Leicester man will be out for three weeks.
Kante, who has not missed a match with Chelsea so far this season, will likely be forced to sit out Premier Leaguer clashes versus Crystal Palace, Watford and Bournemouth, as well as a Champions League match-up against Roma and a Carabao Cup fixture at home to Everton.
Should the 26-year-old make it back after three weeks, he will face a race against time to be fit for the Blues' return leg clash with Roma in Italy on October 31.