It is being reported that Celtic striker Kyogo Furuhashi will undergo tests today to examine his shoulder [Scottish Sun]. 

The 28-year-old striker was subbed off during the Hoops 5-1 victory over St Mirren on Saturday but was out walking round the pitch with the group at full time. 

Many will hope that he is available for selection to face Rangers at Hampden on 26 February after the heroics he produced in last season’s League Cup final where he returned from injury to score the only two Celtic goals on the day to win the first piece of silverware under Ange Postecoglou. 

The scan will reveal the severity of the injury and although he didn’t train at Lennoxtown on Monday he is said to be in good spirits as the injury has settled since Saturday. 

28th December 2022; Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland: Scottish Premiership Football, Hibernian versus Celtic; Kyogo Furuhashi of Celtic celebrates with the fans at the end of the match

It’s not the first time that the Japanese international has picked up a shoulder injury as he was always forced off in the first derby game of the season due to something similar. 

He returned only a few days later as a substitute against Real Madrid and will again hope his recovery is swift. 

The manager may opt to hand Oh Hyeon-gyu a first start against Aberdeen at the weekend or look towards Daizen Maeda who can fill the role. 

Kyogo has scored 22 goals in all competitions for the Hoops this season and has been a massively important player domestically. 


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