The Poland international suffered the injury in the late September fixture against Bournemouth, breaking down after taking a routine goal kick, and was initially expect to be sidelined for three months.
Just to update you all, the surgery on Lukasz Fabianski’s hip went as planned this morning in London.
He will hopefully be discharged later today. Speedy recovery Lukasz. dg pic.twitter.com/ctw9XddVPn
— David Gold (@davidgold) October 12, 2019
Roberto, meanwhile, arrived on a free transfer this summer but has been less than convincing since joining. After some disgruntled reactions to performances in pre-season, he’s put in a couple of very shaky Carabao Cup displays – one of which culminated in a 4-0 defeat away to League One Oxford United.
However, his performances against Bournemouth and Crystal Palace did show glimmers of encouragement. With Fabianski out for the foreseeable future, he’ll need the support of the club’s fanbase – though improved performances will also be needed.
The Hammers are aiming to break into the top six this season, and have been impressive early on – recovering from an opening day thumping at Manchester City to go six unbeaten.
They did, however, slip to a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at the London Stadium last time out, leaving Manuel Pellegrini’s side eighth in the league on 12 points.