West Ham United goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is set to miss the majority of the rest of 2019 through injury, as reported by football.london.
The Poland international has undergone hip surgery after being forced off in the 34th minute of the 2-2 draw against AFC Bournemouth, as per WhoScored.
Roberto replaced the 34-year-old during that game and was between the sticks for the Hammers’ 2-1 loss against Crystal Palace so is expected to continue in goal until the number 1 returns.
In his 7 games this campaign, including the Bournemouth one, Fabianski made 20 saves, 3 punches, 2 high claims and 1 sweeper clearance, keeping 3 clean sheets and conceding 8 goals, as per the official Premier League website – though it should be noted that 5 of those goals were conceded against Manchester City.
This follows a season in which he made the most saves in the Premier League, amassing a total of 148, with performances that also saw him awarded with Hammer of the Year in his maiden season at London Stadium, as reported by the club’s official website at the time.
This is a massive blow for West Ham, with 12 games set to be played between now and the end of the calendar year.
Even if Roberto doesn’t directly make mistakes, not having someone who has been as effective as Fabianski since joining West Ham is certain to cost the team points at times.
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