Kyogo’s Right Knee, Celtic’s Anxious Wait

It looks like we’re in for an anxious wait as Kyogo makes his way back to Lennoxtown after going off with what looks like an knee injury in Japan’s World Cup win in China yesterday. The Celtic star went down holding his knee early in the second half and had to be substituted. Ominously there was no-one near him at the time, so it didn’t appear to be a impact injury from a challenge just made.

We reported on the the worrying incident yesterday afternoon as the China v Japan game continued without The Celtic man, see below…

Kyogo Furuhashi Japan – Football / Soccer : FIFA World Cup

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Afterwards Kyogo’s only social media post simply said “Great job team!” with no update on the extent of the injury, although social media has been flooded with bad news rumours suggesting that the striker could be out of six weeks, or to February next year!

But we’ll have to keep our fingers crossed and wait until Kyogo is back at Lennoxtown and can be assessed by the club.  Hopefully he’ll be fine and will be back in the team shortly, even if he’s fit it might not be a bad idea to have him on the bench on Saturday against Ross County and get him ready for the Europa League Group opener away to Real Betis in Seville a week tomorrow.

Kyogo Furuhashi. Photo Andrew Milligan

Kyogo cost Celtic around £4.6m and has scored seven goals in nine games since arriving from Vissel Kobe. He is already a massive favourite among the Celtic support and any injury picked up on international duty will be hugely frustrating and extremely worrying for everyone connected with Celtic.

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