Lukasz Fabianski boost to West Ham because goalkeeper expected to make quick recovery from hip injury
West Ham have been great fitness boost with the news that goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is on the sidelines for just a few weeks.
The 34-year-old had only 13 minutes to go by on Friday night's defeat in Sheffield United after hurting his hip by taking a goal kick.
There were fears that the Polish international had sustained a repeat of his injury and suffered in Bournemouth in September, also while taking a goal kick, which required surgery and put him out of action for three months.
A scan on Monday, however, has shown that the injury is not serious, and he may be back in time to face Liverpool at the end of the month.
Hammer's head of medical Richard Collinge said: & # 39; It is good news in the sense that Lukasz has not worsened or suffered from t
& # 39; The scan has a slight inflammation and irritation of scar tissue, which is quite common after surgery, and clearly the cause of the discomfort he felt on Friday.
& # 39; We should just let the inflammation sink in and expect Lukasz to be available again in a few weeks. & # 39;
Spaniard Roberto delegated to Fabianski for much of his original spell, but due to a series of errors, West Ham fell.
David Martin, signed as the third choice goalkeeper club in the summer, replaced Fabianski in Bramall Lane, but his mistake led to the sole purpose of the game.
West Ham has tried to re-sign his former goalkeeper Darren Rando lph from Middlesbrough, but he has also had injury problems this season.
The Hammers face Everton on Saturday, travel to Leicester next Wednesday and receive West Brom in the FA Cup the following weekend.