West Ham joint-owner David Gold has confirmed on Twitter that Lukasz Fabianski’s surgery was successful.

Fabianski recently suffered an injury in the 2-2 draw with Bournemouth. West Ham deliberated over whether to perform an operation on Fabianski or whether to let him recover naturally.

Eventually, the decision was made for Fabianski to undergo surgery. On Saturday, the Poland goalkeeper had surgery on his hip injury in London and it went “as planned”, according to Gold.

The Hammers co-owner said: “Just to update you all, the surgery on Lukasz Fabianski’s hip went as planned this morning in London. He will hopefully be discharged later today. Speedy recovery Lukasz. dg”.


West Ham without Fabianski

(Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

Fabianski won the Hammer of the Year accolade last season and he has already started in top form this year. The 34-year-old is reliable and one of the best goalkeepers the Hammers have had in years.

In his absence, Manuel Pellegrini has been forced to play Roberto. The Spaniard joined on a free transfer in the summer to replace Adrian. The jury is still out on Roberto, who had a poor pre-season.

David Martin is the other option. The former Millwall man improves the homegrown quota and he is now on the bench.

West Ham fans are much more comfortable with Fabianski between the sticks. The ex-Arsenal and Swansea keeper is now out for three months. Let’s hope he makes a swift recovery and can reclaim his spot in early 2020.

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