West Ham United goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is set to undergo surgery on his torn thigh muscle, according to a report published by reputable Hammers source Claret and Hugh.

Irons boss Manuel Pellegrini revealed during his most recent pre-match press conference that a decision would soon be made within the next day and that has now happened.

The Polish international broke down during the West Ham game against Bournemouth.

Unfortunately, his injury his serious and he is likely to be out of action for between 2-3 months.

Fabianski is one of the most-important players within the West Ham team and was the club’s Player of the season last term.

His absence is likely to be a major blow for Pellegrini’s charges. If not for the presence of the influential keeper last season, the London club may have had to contend with the threat of relegation.

Injuries to key players unfortunately do happen and West Ham now have no choice but to remain positive in light of the current situation.

The club is hoping to challenge for a top six position this season and did manage to start the season well.

However, the recent defeat against Crystal Palace this past weekend has to raise questions about whether West Ham have the big-match temperament and consistency to be able to achieve their goal.

There is no doubt that the absence of Fabianksi will take a toll on the club. He is arguably one of the best players from the squad. The defence will now need to work extra hard and not leak in careless goals.