Exclusive: West Ham fear big name misses Palace clash & faces month out
West Ham fear Lukasz Fabianski will miss the weekend derby against Crystal Palace and faces around a month out, Football Insider can reveal.
The goalkeeper, 34, broke down in the first half of Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Bournemouth with what Manuel Pellegrini revealed afterwards was a hip injury.
A West Ham source has told Football Insider that the club will get the results of scans on Fabianski’s injured hip today and will then know the extent of the damage.
Hammers medics have told the management team they fear Fabianski may be sidelined for a month.
That would rule the Poland international not only out of Saturday’s home match against Palace but subsequent Premier League fixtures against Everton, Sheffield United and Newcastle United.
Losing Fabianski for any length of time would be a major blow to Pellegrini, who immediately installed him as first choice keeper when he signed on a free transfer from Swansea City in the summer of 2018.
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He played every minute of every Premier League game in his debut campaign and his consistent excellence was rewarded with the Hammer of the Year award at the club’s annual gongs.
Fabianski has maintained that form in his second season, starting all seven league fixtures to date.
Summer signing Roberto came off the bench to replace Fabianski on Saturday and is set to stand in if the Pole can’t make it on Saturday, and in the matches after the international break.