There is no doubt about the fact that Kyogo has been Celtic’s standout player this season. And his brace in the Scottish League Cup final against Hibernian, despite not being 100 per cent fit, will remain long in the memory and forever in the history books. The Hoops will be sweating over the Japanese star’s fitness status though, when the two sides meet once again, as we resume the Premiership season on January 17.
Kyogo had not fully recovered from his hamstring when he participated in the final, and some days later, it appeared that there was a recurrence of it, when he had to substituted off against St Johnstone, in the last game before the winter break started.
Back then, the seriousness of it was somewhat downplayed, but almost three weeks later, the Japanese star still has not recovered.
Celtic handed another Kyogo injury blow
While there is still some time to go before the Hibernian game, this is not a good sign for Celtic at all.
The winter break had come at a decent time for them as a number o their players were out injured back in December. It has given them the time to recover while also allowing the club to make some signings and add to their squad depth.
And while it appears that the majority of the previously injured stars are now back in training, that does not appear to be the case for Kyogo.
He is arguably the club’s most important player at this point of time though and as a result, they must be hoping to have him back in action as soon as possible.
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