West Ham United goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski could be out of action for up to two months at least due to a hip injury, as reported by BBC Sport.
This will be a huge blow to Hammers manager Manuel Pellegrini after a positive start to the 2019-20 Premier League campaign.
The Polish international was a key player for the West Ham squad last season and was voted the club’s player of the season for his displays last term.
Many people believe that the club could have been sucked into the relegation battle were it not for the stellar displays of the Hammers keeper last term.
West Ham have been largely impressive this season. They are currently in fourth position on the Premier League standings.
Pellegrini’s men have thus far lost only one game and that came during their opening day defeat against Manchester City.
The absence of Fabianski means that the West Ham boss will have to put his faith in Roberto Jimenez and David Martin, both of whom are 33-years-old.
Roberto who made his Premier League debut against Bournemouth last weekend is likely to be the preferred option for the duration of Fabianksi’s absence.
The former Spain U21 international is highly experienced and has been somewhat of a journeyman in Spain during the past 15 years.
Some of the clubs that the West Ham summer signing has turned out for include Real Zaragoza, Benfica, Espanyol and Atletico Madrid.
Martin has spent the bulk of his career playing in the lower leagues of English football. It would not be ideal for the Hammers to play him unless they are in an emergency situation.
He arrived at the club during the summer from Millwall, for whom he was also a backup keeper.