West Ham United goalkeeper Lucasz Fabianski is still three to four weeks away from a return to action, that is according to Football Insider.
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The Polish shot stopper has been missing for a while due to a hip injury and his absence has certainly hit the Hammers hard.
Fabianski is West Ham’s first-choice goalkeeper, but has missed their last six Premier League matches after picking up his injury against AFC Bournemouth (Transfermarkt).
The Hammers have struggled since he has been out, but it seems that they will have to continue without him for a little longer yet.
A Football Insider source has claimed that Fabianski’s rehabilitation is going well, but he won’t return to action until just before Christmas.
Whilst he has been missed the club do not want to rush him back and risk a relapse which would rule him out for even longer.
Since Fabianski has been missing the Hammers’ form has seriously nosedived. They were sat in fifth place with just one defeat to their name prior to his injury, but since he has been out they have failed to win, losing five out of six matches and, as a result, have sunk to 16th in the table (Transfermarkt).
His replacement Roberto has struggled whilst filling in and has conceded 14 times in six top-flight starts (Transfermarkt), who could play another four league fixtures if Fabianski is indeed out for four weeks.
Recent results have highlighted just how important Fabianski is to the team and his prolonged absence could be bad news for both the club and manager Manuel Pellegrini.
The Chilean is fighting to save his job at the London Stadium, but without his first-choice goalkeeper it is difficult to see them getting a positive result anytime soon when you consider how many goals they are conceding with Roberto between the sticks.
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