Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou issues first post-scan updates on Kyogo & Ajeti in Parkhead radio interview

By John McGinley

December 12, 2021

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has issued his first update on forward Kyogo Furuhashi since the player’s scan on a hamstring injury sustained on Thursday night.

Postecoglou provided comments to the written press overnight, but they were given before getting the results of Kyogo’s thorough injury assessment.

Thankfully the prognosis remains positive on Kyogo, however, the news on Albian Ajeti isn’t great.

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Kyogo has a chance of quick Celtic return

Speaking to BBC Radio Scotland at Celtic Park before today’s Motherwell game, the Bhoys boss said: “We’ll see how he goes. It’s not a significant one. Albian Ajeti’s is definitely more significant. With Kyogo we’ll play it day by day and see how he recovers.

“Kyogo’s not a long-term one, we’ll just wait and see how he recovers over the week and make a decision on that.”

Obviously getting Kyogo back as quickly as possible is key. Even more so today after James Forrest pulled up with a first-half injury and had to be replaced by Mikey Johnston.

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Celtic can’t catch a break with all these players going down, so it’d be very welcome indeed if Kyogo was fit and firing for the upcoming League Cup final against Hibernian at least.

Although, by the looks of things today, we could need him for that cold trip to Ross County on Wednesday night.

In other news, Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish puts pressure on Crawford Allan.