West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has undergone surgery on his torn hip muscle.
The Poland international was forced to go under the knife after suffering the injury while taking a goal kick against Bournemouth a fortnight ago.
Hammers chairman David Gold revealed the procedure to fix the club’s reigning player of the year’s muscle had been a success, with the former Arsenal man now facing a three month-spell on the sidelines.
Gold said on Twitter: “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.”
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Veteran Spanish back-up Roberto, who arrived at the London Stadium during the summer, is expected to continue to deputise in Fabianski’s absence having made his Premier League debut in the 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace prior to the international break.
David Martin, signed on a free transfer from east London rivals Millwall in the summer, will now be on the bench while Fabianski is out.
Manuel Pellegrini’s men face a trip to struggling Everton next Saturday as they look to continue their encouraging start to the 2019/20 season.