Celtic fans would have been delighted with a 6-0 win over Aberdeen in order to bounce back from the defeat at the hands of Atletico Madrid in midweek away in Spain. At the same time though, there was one major worry coming out of the match. That was the situation of Kyogo after he suffered a head knock.
Kyogo had scored earlier on in the game against Aberdeen. But he had to be substituted in the 52nd minute of the match.
It was the result of a challenge from Slobodan Rubezic of Aberdeen. Many fans even felt that the opposition player should have been sent off.
Kyogo is one of Celtic’s most important players and unquestionably fans will be worried about his situation coming out of the game. It is never good to see someone pick up a knock. Now, Brendan Rodgers has given an update on the status of the Japanese forward and it looks like he will not be taking part in international action for Japan during this break.
Celtic boss offers Kyogo news after worrying injury vs Aberdeen
"“It wasn’t great for him, it’s a nasty blow for him so he’ll obviously not travel to Japan, he’ll need to stay here and recover. The medical team will just make sure he’s okay.”"
One can only hope that Kyogo is fine and recovers quickly. He is one of the club’s best players and a beloved figure among the fans.
On the other hand, Oh Hyeon-gyu showed that he is capable of delivering in front of goal by scoring a brace against Aberdeen. Both goals came deep into stoppage time.
Matt O’Riley was at his usual self, delivering a couple of assists. But one player who deserves special credit for his performance against Aberdeen is Luis Palma. The Honduran international scored once and assisted thrice. He has quite clearly been the club’s standout signing of the 2023 summer transfer window.