Lukasz Fabianski went off injured during the first-half of West Ham’s clash with Bournemouth on Saturday.
The Pole suffered a suspected hip injury. The Hammers have not yet given official word as to how long the 34-year-old will be out for, however.
Fabianski has been quite simply superb for West Ham, since moving to the London Stadium in the summer of 2018 for just £7 million.
The former Arsenal and Swansea City man is arguably the first name on Manuel Pellegrini’s team-sheet, and he will be absolutely vital to the Hammers’ hopes of earning a top four finish this season.
And West Ham fans will be praying that the goalkeeper is back sooner rather than later.
A journalist from the Guardian has made a stunning claim this morning, however.
Jacob Steinberg took to Twitter, and suggested that Fabianski could be out for around 3 months:
Fears at West Ham that Lukasz Fabianski will be out for three months after going off injured against Bournemouth on Saturday #whufc
— Jacob Steinberg (@JacobSteinberg) 30 September 2019
If true, that will be a real hammer blow for West Ham.
Pellegrini will have to rely upon either Roberto, who has looked incredibly shaky, or David Martin, who hasn’t played a senior game yet for the east London outfit.
The only ray of light for the Hammers is that there is a two-week international break just around the corner. So hopefully Fabianski will be able to put in some hard work during that period. And return to action for West Ham sooner than is being reported.