West Ham dealt injury blow as goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski suffers torn hip muscle in Bournemouth draw
- Lukasz Fabianski faces a long injury lay-off with a torn hip muscle
- The goalkeeper sustained the injury whilst taking a goal kick at Bournemouth
- The 34-year-old had to be substituted after 34 minutes at the Vitality Stadium
- Roberto Jimenez is likely to deputise until the Poland international returns
West Ham have been dealt a huge injury blow with the news goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has suffered a torn hip muscle.
It is understood the Poland international, West Ham’s player of the year last season, faces at least a couple of months on the sidelines.
Fabianski suffered the injury taking a goal-kick during West Ham’s 2-2 draw at Bournemouth on Saturday, a result which lifted them to third in the table for 24 hours.
Lukasz Fabianski is facing at least a couple of months on the sidelines with a torn hip muscle
The 34-year-old was replaced by Spaniard Roberto, who joined West Ham on a free transfer in the summer.
Roberto, 33, had previously been limited to two appearances in the Carabao Cup and was hardly convincing as West Ham lost 4-0 at Sky Bet League One Oxford last week.
West Ham also signed David Martin, son of former Hammers defender Alvin, over the summer as third-choice keeper.
As recently as Friday manager Manuel Pellegrini described Fabianski as one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League, so his absence will be keenly felt as West Ham attempt to stay in and around the top four.
The Hammers next host Crystal Palace at the London Stadium on Saturday evening.