Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou confirms unfortunate Kyogo injury news
Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has confirmed that attacker Kyogo Furuhashi will be missing for the next three to four weeks of action.
Go Radio reporter Jo Hendry, who attends the manager’s pre-match press conferences, shared the news on Twitter this afternoon.
Kyogo made a lightning start to his Celtic career before heading off on international duties for Japan against Oman and China.
It was the match against the Chinese that the attacker picked up his injury, limping off in the second half while clutching his knee.
The popular summer signing is now set to miss crucial fixtures against Real Betis and Bayer Leverkusen, as well as the upcoming run of domestic matches.
Striker Giorgos Giakoumakis is the most obvious natural replacement, though he’s not exactly been playing regularly since the end of last season.
We now really need the Greek international to hit the ground running, much in the way Kyogo did following his arrival from Japan.
Another option would be Albian Ajeti, though we obviously don’t have the services of Odsonne Edouard or Leigh Griffiths to call upon anymore.
Kyogo’s injury has the potential to seriously disrupt the way we play and our effectiveness in the final third, but hopefully the Bhoys can find a way through upcoming opponents regardless.
I guess we’ll find out tomorrow at home to Ross County how much of an issue it could be.