“Physical discomfort,” Kyogo Furuhashi off injured for Japan and it’s believed to be an knee injury

Celtic striker Kyogo was substituted early in the second half in today’s match between China and Japan, after going down with an injury. It’s unclear at this stage what the problem is but it will be a massive blow to Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic side should there be any damage down to the Japanese striker.

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“Not great news for Celtic supporters as Kyogo Furuhashi is off the field receiving treatment and will be replace by Genki Haraguchi,” Football Analyst Sam Robson reports, while Cool Japan Soccer informs us that it’s a knee injury.

“Celtic forward Kyogo Furuhashi, who started in Japan’s WCQ qualifiers against China, has been substituted 3 minutes into the second half from what looks like a knee injury,” they state.

Vavel.com are running a commentary on the match which Japan are leading 1-0 and on 51 minutes they posted this:

“Japan moves its line-up for the first time in the game: Genki Haraguchi takes the place of Kyogo Furuhashi, who is unable to continue due to physical discomfort.”

“Kyogo Furuhashi been hurt all we need. hope he’s ok,” says John Ronnie.

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