West Ham confirmed via their official website that Lukasz Fabianski is set to miss just two weeks through injury.
The Pole is vitally important to the Hammers. His absence earlier on in the season coincided with their plummet down the Premier League table.
So having the 34-year-old out for only two weeks will be a huge boost for West Ham.
Or is it?
Some West Ham fans think there could be a conspiracy afoot.
They reckon that the club have released Fabianski’s two-week lay-off news because it coincides with the end of the transfer window, and by the time it’s closed, they will claim that the Pole’s injury is worse than was first feared…
West Ham say Fabianski will be out for two weeks.
I honestly think they’re bullshitting us because they don’t want to spend money on a new keeper. Soon as the window closes, they’ll say “the injury is worse than first feared”
I might be going mad but i wouldn’t put it past them
— ⚒ Jack Himself ⚒ (@jackgambardella) January 13, 2020
As soon as I saw 2 weeks I thought the same as you. 2 weeks takes us to the end of the window, then all of a sudden it’ll be a niggle that keeps him out for longer
— Craig Podevin (@CraigPodevin) January 13, 2020
Wouldn’t be a surprise. They’ll get @ClaretandH to leak a story Feb 1st about a mystery setback and how they want to take their time.
— Neil Fitzgerald (@NeilFitzUk) January 14, 2020
Thought the exact same thing 😂 ‘Fabianski has developed complications with his recovery which will require him to have an operation’
— WHU Scott (@whuscott) January 13, 2020
Think your bang on fella
— WHUFAN⚒ (@WHUlogical) January 13, 2020
Exactly what’s going to happen
— Alex Boyce (@aboyc3y) January 13, 2020
I said the same. Absolute con men.
— John (@0703jab) January 13, 2020
Not going mad bud ur bang on
— Daniel Kay (@danielremsonkay) January 13, 2020
That’s the way they have made us think because of their history
— Peter Deasy (@PeterDeasy1) January 13, 2020
I think you are spot on. Thoughts @ExWHUemployee ??
— Jonesy (@jonesy_cp) January 13, 2020
— Duncan Moss (@DonnymossMoss) January 14, 2020
You’re not going mad it’s the sort of stuff they do…
— EastEndFortunes (@FrankFortiri) January 13, 2020
One hundred percent
— Stefan Barnes (@StefanBarnes9) January 13, 2020
You can’t blame the fans for thinking this.
The Hammers board have promised so many things since taking over the club in 2010, and none of those have materialised.
It would be no surprise at all for the board to be releasing the ‘two-week layoff’ news just so they don’t have to actually spend any money this month on a top class ‘keeper.
And if true, that decision could end up costing West Ham their Premier League status.