West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has given an injury update on Lukasz Fabianski, whufc.com reports. During his press conference ahead of the Crystal Palace clash this weekend, Pellegrini said that the club was yet to decide on Fabianski’s injury.
Fabianski suffered an injury against Bournemouth last weekend and had to be replaced by Roberto. West Ham fans’ worst fears were confirmed after the game. It looks like the 2019 Hammer of the Year will be out for a while.
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Pellegrini has not yet decided whether to send Fabianski for surgery or not. But either way, he feels that the Poland international will recover within three months. Until then, Roberto and David Martin will compete for the goalkeeper spot.
With quotes from whufc.com, Pellegrini said: “About Lukasz, the medical staff will decide today or tomorrow if he will have surgery or if he will recover without surgery. Either way, it will be less than three months he is out.”
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Roberto came off the bench for his third competitive West Ham appearance against Bournemouth. The Spaniard had only played two games before this – both in the EFL Cup. West Ham fan Martin is likely to take a spot on the bench now that Fabianski is out.
Pellegrini says he ‘trusts’ both Roberto and Martin. He told the press conference (via whufc.com): “For the moment, we have Roberto as goalkeeper and I trust a lot in him. I am confident he will have good performance. We also have David Martin, who has good experience.”