A worrying injury claim has been made over the fitness of Celtic attacker Kyogo Furuhashi…
Journalist Pete O’Rourke has claimed that there is a chance that the forward will not play any more matches for the club before the end of the campaign.
The reporter has questioned when the Japan international will be able to be back in competitive action for the Hoops and has admitted that he may not feature again this term.
O’Rourke told GIVEMESPORT: “To be missing him, and not being sure when he might return, who knows, he might not even play again this season, is going to be a huge blow because you want your best players, especially this season when you are challenging for honours.
“And to be missing Kyogo will be a big loss for Celtic.”
This claim will surely leave Ange Postecoglou sweating as losing Kyogo for the entire campaign would be a major blow for the club.
He has not played since Boxing Day and it now remains to be seen when he will be able to make his long-awaited return and the head coach will be concerned by his prolonged absence. The supporters will also be worried about his fitness not having him available could have a big say in the title race with Rangers.
The 27-year-old has been phenomenal since making his move to the club last summer. He has scored eight goals in 14 Premiership matches and registered two goals and two assists in five Europa League outings for the side.
In all competitions, he has scored 16 times and provided five assists in 26 appearances for the Hoops. This shows that he is able to be a difference-maker in the final third with his ability to score and create goals at an impressive rate.
Kyogo has averaged a SofaScore rating of 7.03 in the Premiership, creating 1.1 chances per game to go along with his eight goals. This shows that he has been a consistent performer who has been able to provide chances for his teammates whilst also taking the opportunities that come his way, which is why losing him for the rest of the season will be a major blow.
Postecoglou will, therefore, be sweating over his fitness as he will surely be hoping that he can get the attacker back in action before the campaign is up due to the impact he can have on the side in the final third.