Many West Ham fans have voiced their concerns after the news that key player Lukasz Fabianski will be forced to miss at least two months with a torn hip muscle.
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The Polish ‘keeper, 34, got the injury while taking a goal-kick in his side’s 2-2 draw against Bournemouth on Saturday, and was duly subbed off.
According to The Guardian, there were hopes from West Ham that he had merely strained a muscle after he limped off at the Vitality Stadium, but further examination has shown that Fabianski will be sitting out a large chunk of the season – with reports suggesting it could be even longer than three months.
It’s a big blow for the Hammers considering the ‘keeper was the club’s Player of the Season last year.
Replacing Fabianski is likely to be Roberto Jimenez – a Spanish goalkeeper brought to the club in the summer after a three-year spell at Espanyol.
Unfortunately for Jimenez, it seems he is yet to convince the fans yet, playing twice in the EFL Cup and conceding four goals.
Here are some of the responses to the news of Fabianski’s impending absence…
— Jack Himself (@jackgambardella) September 30, 2019
Need to get a free agent in, my gran is a better shot stopper than Roberto
— Ronald Weasley (@BigGeezerRonW66) September 30, 2019
— West Ham Place (@WestHamPlace) September 30, 2019
Vorm is available surely he has got to be better than what we have prem experience and a short term solution
— Andy Lapthorne (@lapstar11) September 30, 2019
Any possibility in calling back Trott?
— jamesrendell (@JaamesRenderzz) September 30, 2019
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