After a promising start of the season, Manuel Pellegrini and West Ham will have to adapt after losing one of their crucial players.

This weekend saw West Ham draw the away match against a solid Bournemouth side.

However, a key moment for West Ham happened in the 34th minute, when their number one goalkeeper, Lukasz Fabianski was taken off with an injury.

Fabianski is one of West Ham’s best performers this season. He’s also a big part of why Pellegrini’s side had a five-match clean sheet streak at one point in the season.

After Fabianski’s injury yesterday, West Ham are left to dry, as the first reports are bad news for West Ham fans.

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BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 28: Lukasz Fabianski of West Ham United receives medical treatment during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and West Ham United at Vitality Stadium on September 28, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Fabianski is expected to miss about three months of action. When Pellegrini was asked about Fabianski’s injury, he told whufc.com:

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“Lukasz felt a problem in a muscle in his hip when he tried to kick the ball. We need to know more about it with a medical examination on Sunday.

“Goalkeeper is an important player, but I trust a lot in Roberto also. Roberto played well, he’s a very good goalkeeper and we will see what will happen with Lukasz’s injury and how many weeks he will be out.”

It’s also important to note that Fabianski was the club’s player of the season in 2018/19.

His importance isn’t just in saving shots, but in leadership qualities that former Arsenal goalkeeper presents.

Roberto Jimenez will replace Fabianski between the post during his injury.

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