According to injury specialist Ben Dinnery, goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski may have “a chance” to play in West Ham United’s next fixture at the weekend.
After opening the season with a 2-0 defeat, David Moyes will be eager for his side to get off the mark with a win at the City Ground this weekend.
With a big performance required in what is set to be a hostile environment, the Irons will be hoping that goalkeeper Fabianski will be fit to play on Sunday, after having to be substituted off through injury in the first half of their clash with Manchester City last weekend.
And speaking on the Premier FPL Injuries YouTube channel, Dinnery evaluated what the potential injury could be, and believes that the 37-year-old could be available at the weekend if he has simply suffered a dead leg.
He said: “David Moyes said it was in and around that hip area, that hip region, and that sort of had a knock-on effect in terms of, he couldn’t really bend his leg, he couldn’t move it, he couldn’t feel it very well, so it was more of a dead leg.
“So, maybe there was some kind of nerve damage in there, but like I say, it was hip region, so it could have possibly been that upper thigh.
“And if it is just a dead leg, then fingers crossed it’s not too severe, and that may give him an outside chance for next week.”
TIF Thoughts on Dinnery’s comments…
This would come as another big boost for West Ham, who have Craig Dawson potentially returning for this weekend’s clash.
We believe that West Ham fans will be delighted to hear there is a chance that Fabianski could be back in goal at the City Ground this weekend, though we do believe that Alphonse Areola is admirable cover, despite giving away a penalty which led to Manchester City’s first goal on Sunday.
The 57-cap Poland international kept nine clean sheets in 38 appearances last season according to Transfermarkt, suggesting that the goalkeeper was an important presence during West Ham’s campaign.
Therefore, we think that Hammers fans will be delighted if Fabianski was to return to Moyes’ starting lineup next weekend – so Dinnery’s claim should offer some hope ahead of the clash.