Phew! Fab set for January return

  • by Staff Writer
  • Monday, 13th January 2020

Lukasz Fabianski is expected to be out of action for no more than a fortnight following a scan on his injured hip.

West Ham's first choice goalkeeper went down with what initially appeared to be a re-occurrence of the injury that previously kept him sidelined for 11 matches, just 15 minutes into Friday night's 1-0 defeat at Sheffield United.

However the news is nowhere near as bad as first feared when he was carried off at Bramall Lane on Friday night, say the club's medical staff.

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"The scan has showed some slight inflammation and irritation of scar tissue, which is quite common after surgery," West Ham's Head of Medical Richard Collinge told

"This was the source of the discomfort he felt on Friday. We now just need to let the inflammation settle down and expect Lukasz to be available again within a couple of weeks."

Fabianski was making just his fourth appearance for the Hammers since returning from injury, lending weight to rumours that he may have been rushed back ahead of schedule in order to resolve the club's goalkeeping problems.

His replacement, David Martin was partly responsible for conceding the goal which cost West Ham's a share of the spoils at Bramall Lane.

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