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Celtic suffer Kyogo Furuhashi injury blow during international break

After an exciting spree on transfer deadline day from Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou, it must be frustrating for supporters that they have to wait so long to see their new signings in action.

The Hoops added two offensive bodies to their ranks in the form of Giorgos Giakoumakis and Jota, someone who’s been quite vocal about his opportunity to flourish at Parkhead.

In the nick of time, the Bhoys also added Cameron Carter-Vickers to their ranks on a temporary deal for the season.

The excitement of those arrivals, however, has died down. That’s because Celtic have suffered a potentially massive blow heading into their fixture with Ross County on Saturday.

They’ve had a plethora of players away on international duty over the break and unfortunately, it looks as though star striker Kyogo Furuhashi has picked up an injury.

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Playing for Japan against China, the forward went down holding his knee and was brought off just five minutes after half-time.

The extent of the issue hasn’t been confirmed yet but it will be of huge concern if he isn’t fit enough in time to start this weekend.

It will also sadden supporters who have taken to the Japanese attacker so well.

Since arriving in Glasgow, Kyogo has been a breath of fresh air and made a certain Odsonne Edouard look dispensable to the club.

It takes a special talent to achieve that but Furuhashi is exactly that. The 26-year-old has been rampant during his early career in Scotland, scoring seven goals in his first nine outings.

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That makes him comfortably Celtic’s top scorer this season and with Edouard leaving, Postecoglou may have to gamble on his replacement.

Giakoumakis is yet to play a single game for the club but may be forced to hit the ground running if Kyogo does indeed miss out.

It’s highly unlikely the manager would choose Albian Ajeti either, a man who’s scored just six times since arriving in the summer of 2020.

There is no guarantee that Giakoumakis will start life at Celtic in the same manner as Kyogo so this should come as a huge blow. Fans will also be gutted if they don’t get to see their new favourite man fit and raring to go.

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