Despite needing to wear a face mask due to a recent injury, Lukasz Fabianski is expected to be fit for their upcoming match after the international break, writes the FFC.
Fabianski was forced to leave early during the Nottingham Forest game due to a head injury, resulting in him missing the last two Premier League games. He suffered a fractured cheekbone and eye socket from the injury, leading to concerns about a prolonged absence.
However, according to an update from Ex on The West Ham Way podcast, Fabianski has resumed training with his protective face mask and is expected to be available for the next match against Southampton if needed.
In a recent press conference, David Moyes discussed Lukasz Fabianski’s potential return to the West Ham United team, stating that the player is eager to get back to action as soon as possible. However, the club’s medical team and Moyes are concerned about the risks associated with Fabianski starting, particularly the danger of him being hit in the face by a ball.
Moyes acknowledged that wearing a face mask could also impact Fabianski’s performance, as it may obstruct his vision. While Moyes did not express a strong opinion on the matter, he did note that anything worn on the face could potentially affect a goalkeeper’s ability to see. Despite these concerns, Moyes is hopeful that the international break will provide enough time for Fabianski to recover, and he should be fit to play against Southampton next month.
If Fabianski is not ready, Alphonse Areola is expected to take his place, having started the last two league games but failing to secure a win and conceding five goals in the process.