West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has undergone surgery on his torn hip muscle.
The Poland international was forced to go under the knife after suffering the injury while taking a goal kick against Bournemouth a fortnight ago.
Hammers chairman David Gold revealed the procedure to fix the club’s reigning player of the year’s muscle had been a success, with the former Arsenal man now facing a three month-spell on the sidelines.
Gold said on Twitter: “Just to update you all, the surgery on Lukasz Fabianski’s hip went as planned this morning in London.
“He will hopefully be discharged later today. Speedy recovery Lukasz.”
Veteran Spanish back-up Roberto, who arrived at the London Stadium during the summer, is expected to continue to deputise in Fabianski’s absence having made his Premier League debut in the 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace prior to the international break.
David Martin, signed on a free transfer from east London rivals Millwall in the summer, will now be on the bench while Fabianski is out.
Manuel Pellegrini’s men face a trip to struggling Everton next Saturday as they look to continue their encouraging start to the 2019/20 season.