West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski suffered a recurrence of his hip injury in the 1-0 defeat to Sheffield United last night. The Polish international signalled to the bench after taking a goal kick in the 13th minute.
The shot-stopper was out for three months with the problem after initially picking up the issue in the 2-2 draw against Bournemouth back in September. Supporters are extremely frustrated by the 34-year-old’s latest injury setback:
— SuperPabFornals (@ForevrWestham) January 10, 2020
I want to cry
— Fly (@FlyWasTaken) January 10, 2020
— Jeremiah Carson (@JCarson_1755) January 10, 2020
OMG it goes from bad to worse for the long suffering hammers fans. Championship – save us a place, we’ll be with you soon
— 1 of the few (@jasonthetwitta) January 10, 2020
RIP we are going down
— James (@James03Colman) January 10, 2020
I can't believe it.
— James Robertson (@JARobertson92) January 10, 2020
Well done medical stuff for rushing him back.
— Lee Ford (@Fordyas) January 10, 2020
Nows the time to invest big money on a young ish No.1 Goalkeeper.
— Gaz (@gazhxc) January 10, 2020
— 🐈 (@JamesxMorrison) January 10, 2020
I fully wanna cry
— West Ham (@TheWestHamVault) January 10, 2020
After the game, manager David Moyes said he did not know how long the injury would keep Fabianski out for:
“We will have to see how Lucasz’s injury is, whether it is a bad one or it is just a recurrence and he will be back shortly.”
To add insult to injury, Fabianski’s replacement David Martin made the error that led to Oli McBurnie scoring the winning goal for Sheffield United early in the second half.
The events last night will no doubt speed up the Hammers’ pursuit of a new goalkeeper during the January transfer window. Darren Randolph was expected to re-sign for the London club but remarkably, he is suffering with the same injury that Fabianski currently has.