Lukasz Fabianski will be sidelined for up to three months after scan results today confirmed the worst fears of West Ham over his thigh injury, Football Insider has learned.
The Hammers have been sweating over their first choice goalkeeper after he broke down in the first half of Saturday’s 2-2 Premier League draw against Bournemouth.
A West Ham source has told Football Insider that test results show Fabianski has torn his thigh muscle and will be sidelined for two to three months.
It is a massive blow to Manuel Pellegrini, who has named the Poland international in the starting XI for every Premier League match he has managed the club.
Since signing on a free transfer in the summer of 2018, Fabianski played every minute of last season’s league campaign and has started all seven fixtures this season..
He has been consistently excellent in goal for West Ham and his form was such that he was rewarded with the Hammer of the Year award at the club’s annual gongs at the end of last season.
Pellegrini is now set to turn to summer signing Roberto to take over from Fabianski in goal.
The Spaniard, 33, replaced the Poland international against Bournemouth after 34 minutes and started both of the club’s League Cup fixtures, including the 4-0 thrashing at Oxford United last Wednesday.
Roberto is likely to now start against Crystal Palace at the London Stadium on Saturday.