West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that a crunch decision will be taken on whether goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has surgery within 24 hours.
The Poland international, on a reported £65,000-per-week at the club [Source: Spotrac], suffered a thigh muscle tear against Bournemouth last time out.
Pellegrini has revealed that a decision will be made on him soon: “About Lukasz, the medical staff will decide today or tomorrow if he will have surgery or if he will recover without surgery,” he said at his pre match press conference on Thursday, as per Claret & Hugh.
“Either way, it will be less than three months he is out.”
That last sentence is the one that West Ham fans will really be interested in. There have been fears that the former Swansea City man could be out for a big portion of the season with this problem and, while that may still be the case, it’s starting to look like a couple of months out is a more realistic proportion. Injuries of this type do generally need surgery, so it would be pretty surprising if the 34-year-old didn’t have an operation to sort this issue out. Roberto is now thrust into the limelight, and the former Espanyol man has to show that he is good enough to succeed at this level. He looked pretty solid in his Premier League debut after coming on against the Cherries, even if his kicking was a little bit erratic at first. Either way it seems as if the Hammers’ medical staff are on top of this one, and so hopefully he makes a decent recovery and is back as soon as possible.