Lukasz Fabianski will be fit for the start of West Ham United’s Premier League season, per The London Evening Standard.
The Poland international sustained a groin injury prior to the Hammers’ friendly against Hertha Berlin earlier this week.
However, the Irons are reported to be hopeful that he will be fit to play in the season opener against Manchester City.
Indeed, Fabianski was not risked against the Bundesliga club, with summer signing Roberto drafted in as his replacement.
The Spaniard conceded three goals as West Ham won 5-3 earlier this week.
West Ham fans need to hope Fabianski is fit to play the champions.
Indeed, their pre-season has been characterised by high-scoring games; Roberto played in goal as they lost 4-1 to Manchester City and also played in the 3-2 win over SCR Altach. Added to his concessions against Hertha, he has conceded 10 goals in three games this summer.
Fabianski, of course, started in the pre-season win over Fulham and kept a clean sheet at Craven Cottage as the Irons ran out 1-0 winners.
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Trusting Roberto against City, then, would be a risk of the highest order.
Even then, however, Fabianski conceded five against Pep Guardiola’s men last season across two games; perhaps West Ham’s best hope is simply praying and hoping that City forget their shooting boots.
But, at the very least, their chances of victory will receive a marginal boost if Fabianski recovers in time.