West Ham United keeper Lukasz Fabianski will be out for a “couple of weeks” following a scan on his hip injury.
Fabianski, 34, suffered a reaction when taking a goal-kick during the 1-0 Premier League loss Sheffield United. The Poland international has already had hip surgery this season which kept him out for three months.
The latest scan showed “minimal inflammation around the site of the stitches from his surgery”.
“It is good news in the sense that Lukasz hasn’t aggravated or suffered any recurrence of the previous injury,” said the Hammers’ head of medical Richard Collinge. “We now just need to let the inflammation settle down and expect Lukasz to be available again within a couple of weeks.”
Englishman David Martin and Spaniard Roberto, both 33, are the other senior goalkeeping options at the club.
Fabianski’s injury was set to determine whether manager David Moyes changes his plans to bring in cover during the January transfer window.
A deal to sign former Hammer Darren Randolph from Championship side Middlesbrough is on hold because the 32-year-old Republic of Ireland international has a thigh injury.