Fabianski injury not as bad as Hammers first feared

WEST HAM UNITED have confirmed that the injury which saw popular Polish goalkeeper, Lukasz Fabianski, limp out of Friday’s Premier League defeat at Sheffield United is not as bad as the club first feared.

The stopper was replaced by David Martin during the early stages at Bramall lane with what was first thought to be a recurrence of the hip injury which saw him sidelined for three months, However, scans have revealed minimal inflammation around the site of the stitches from his surgery, with the 34-year-old goalkeeper expected to return within a couple of weeks.

Speaking to www.whufc.com, Head of Medical, Richard Collinge, explained: “It is good news in the sense that Lukasz hasn’t aggravated or suffered any recurrence of the previous injury.

“The scan has showed some slight inflammation and irritation of scar tissue, which is quite common after surgery, and obviously, 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.”

Brian Jeeves

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