Celtic offer further Kyogo Furuhashi update - Rangers hope all but over, Bodo/Glimt now a concern

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has given a further update on the condition of star forward Kyogo Furuhashi.

Celtic's Kyogo Furuhashi aggravated his hamstring injury against St Johnstone.
Celtic's Kyogo Furuhashi aggravated his hamstring injury against St Johnstone.

Postecoglou has reiterated that there will be no “quick return” for the 27-year-old Japanese internationalist, almost ending any lingering possibility of the former Vissel Kobe man being fit enough to face Rangers on February 2 in the cinch Premiership. Furuhashi aggravated a troublesome hamstring injury against St Johnstone on Boxing Day and has not played since.

Furthermore, in a gloomy-sounding prognosis, there must now be doubts over his ability to participate in Celtic’s upcoming Europa Conference League play-off ties against Norwegian champions Bodo/Glimt, the first leg of which will be hosted at Celtic Park on Thursday, February 17, with the return in Norway a week later.

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"It's not going to be a quick return,” said Postecoglou.

"I'm reluctant to put a timeframe on it. We're still looking at a number of weeks at the moment."

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