Brendan Rodgers has provided information on Reo Hatate, who is currently recovering from a hamstring injury. Unlike Daizen Maeda and Liel Abada, who are expected to return later in December, Hatate is not anticipated to be back in action until after the winter break.
Hatate has been sidelined since October due to a hamstring issue, an injury known for its complexity and the difficulty in predicting a precise timeline for recovery. The management of such injuries requires careful assessment and a tailored rehabilitation program to ensure a safe and effective return to play.
Rodgers told CeltsAreHere, “We allowed Reo to go back to Japan and get some work done there.” This decision reflects the club’s approach to player welfare, recognising the benefits of familiar environments and specialized care in the recovery process.
“He’s worked very hard there, he returns later in the week, which will be great, and we will assess him when he comes back,” Rodgers added. This statement indicates that while Hatate is making progress, the club will take a cautious approach to his reintroduction to training and competitive play.