It is safe to say that Kyogo Furuhashi’s injury is worrying news for Celtic. He has been one of the club’s best players this season till now without any doubt and might very well be the most important player in Ange Postecoglou’s style of football, especially following the departure of Ryan Christie on deadline day.
When Kyogo arrived, there were many questions regarding how he would adjust to the Scottish game. It is safe to say that he has adjusted very well and quickly established himself as one of the fan favourites at Parkhead.
Thus, the knee injury that he suffered while away with the Japan national team, in their recent game against China, is certainly a massive worry for Celtic moving forward as it has become clear that he will be out of action for a while.
As reported by Sky Sports, Postecoglou said regarding Kyogo’s injury:
“As everyone is aware he picked up an injury playing with the national team.
“We have got him back and the initial assessment is we are looking at least three to four weeks at this stage which means he will miss the next few games but at the same time, he is pretty optimistic about working hard to get back so we will just have to wait and see.”
Celtic have been handed a major blow by Kyogo’s injury
There is no doubt that Kyogo is one of the most important players in this Celtic team. According to stats from Transfermarkt, he has scored 7 goals and provided an assist in his 9 appearances for the club across all competitions.
With Odsonne Edouard no longer at the club either, Kyogo’s injury is an even bigger blow at this point of time. And it will be very interesting to see how Postecoglou lines up his side over the coming games.
At the moment, Georgios Giakoumakis and Albian Ajeti are the two other options that Postecoglou has when it comes to the striker position after both Edouard and Leigh Griffiths departed on deadline day.
Giakoumakis has not made his debut for the club yet after arriving on deadline day himself while Ajeti has not been very impressive in recent times and has not featured much either through the course of the current campaign.