Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has been ruled out for three weeks because he needs stomach surgery.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hopes to have the 24-year-old back for the game against Norwich on October 19, however.
Wenger said: "Theo will be out for a few weeks. He has developed some damage to his posterior abdominal wall. It's not a hernia, but it's a little structural problem in his abdomen.
"He will have the procedure in Germany on Wednesday and, because it's so minor, we can begin his rehab immediately. We are pleased it's being dealt with quickly and he shouldn't miss too many Arsenal matches. But he will miss the forthcoming international matches with England."
Walcott's injury is arguably of bigger importance to England, however.
Walcott has become an instrumental part of Roy Hodgson's starting XI of late, starting the last five games for the Three Lions.
England need to win their final two qualifiers against Montenegro and Poland next month to guarantee qualification for Rio 2014.