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West Ham fear Fabianski lay-off

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fear that goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski could miss up to three months of action after picking up a hip in the 2-2 draw against Bournemouth, according to journalist Jacob Steinburg.

Football Insider claimed on Monday that the Polish international could be absent from the clash after he was replaced by Roberto against in the first half.

The reputable football outlet reported that the Hammers’ medical staff will get the results of scans on the on Monday, which will reveal the extent of the problem.

The £65,000-a-week star [Spotrac] could potentially miss games against Everton, Sheffield and should the Hammers’ fears turn into reality.

OPINION

This would definitely be a massive blow for the Hammers going forward given the growing importance of Fabianski in Pellegrini’s set up. The Polish international has become one of the standout performers, not only in West Ham’s but in the entire over the last couple of seasons. The 34-year-old kept three consecutive clean-sheets before the Bournemouth clash, making vital saves in each of those games, and would be a massive miss to any side. His importance was summed up by the latest Sky Sports Power Rankings, where he was placed eleventh, the highest goalkeeper in the list, and it’s worth noting he was 19 spots higher than the next stopper. Roberto proved he can replace the influential Fabianski to good effect, but Pellegrini will certainly be counting down the days until the influential veteran is back between the sticks, something he certainly hopes will happen sooner than the suggested month that the Hammers’ staff fear.

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