West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has said that the seriousness of Lukasz Fabianski will be assessed today after he had to be substituted in the 2-2 draw against Bournemouth.
The goalkeeper had to be taken off before half time and after the match, Pellegrini revealed that the Polish international suffered a hip injury:
“Lukasz felt a problem in a muscle in his hip when he tried to kick the ball,” he confirmed. “We need to know more about it with a medical examination on Sunday.”
“Goalkeeper is an important player, but I trust a lot in Roberto also. Roberto played well, he’s a very good goalkeeper and we will see what will happen with Lukasz’s injury and how many weeks he will be out.”
Fabianski has not missed a league match since arriving from Swansea in 2018, but it seems that the 34-year-old could now face a spell on the sidelines.
Before the game, Pellegrini had been singing the praises of the shot-stopper, but it appears he will have to rely on the club’s number two for the time being.
Roberto has conceded five goals in three appearances since arriving on a free transfer in the summer. His save percentage is 70.6% so far this campaign, which is below that of Fabianski, but fans will be hoping he can step up to the mark if the club’s number one is sidelined for a while.