‘Pain’ ‘It’s Not Looking Good’ ‘Huge Blow’ Celtic Fans Left Reeling After Latest Injury Update

‘Pain’ ‘It’s Not Looking Good’ ‘Huge Blow’ Celtic Fans Left Reeling After Latest Injury Update

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has revealed that forward Kyogo Furuhashi is expected to be out for several more weeks due to a hamstring problem.

The Japanese international suffered a recurrence of the injury in the 3-1 win over St Johnstone last month and Postecoglou says the club are still not sure when the player will be able to return to action:

“It’s fair to say he hasn’t recovered from the injury. We’re still getting some advice on it. He’s not likely to feature in the next couple of weeks at least, it could be longer. In terms of definite time frames we’re just getting some more info and hopefully during the week we’ll know a little bit more.”

Supporters on Twitter are disappointed, to say the least, by the news, although some are optimistic that the Hoops can cope without Furuhashi:

With the clash against Rangers just eleven days away, it seems unlikely that the 27-year-old will be fit to play in the derby.

As some fans have pointed out, though, the club’s business so far in the January transfer window, combined with the return of some players from injury, means that Furuhashi’s absence won’t be as keenly felt. Even so, it is a big blow leading into such an important match.