West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski picked up a groin injury before the preseason friendly against Hertha Berlin on Wednesday.
ExWHUEmployee has offered an update, stating that the initial check showed nothing too serious, indicating that the Poland international should be available for the season opener against Manchester City.
While this is not guaranteed to be the case, it will be encouraging for West Ham fans.
Fabianski was a vital player for the Hammers last season, as he went on to make the most saves in the Premier League, totalling 148 throughout the campaign, as per the Premier League’s official website.
He kept seven clean sheets throughout the season and made 17 punches, 26 high claims, 6 sweeper clearances and 1 penalty save throughout.
Despite these impressive numbers, West Ham still conceded 55 goals in 2018/19, the ninth highest total in the league.
Considering West Ham are playing Manchester City during the opener, who were the league’s highest scorers last season with 95 goals, it is important the Hammers have their best defensive players available – with the above showing Fabianski is one of them.
The news that Fabianski’s injury should not be too serious is very reassuring for West Ham fans, as the club simply can’t afford to be without him.
He is one of the most important players in the entire squad and West Ham will need him to continue the form he showed during his maiden campaign at London Stadium if they are to improve on their defensive record.
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