Kyogo Furuhashi: Celtic forward suffers worrying injury in Betis match

Celtic will be sweating over the fitness of star forward Kyogo Furuhashi after the Japanese injured his hamstring against Real Betis.

Kyogo Furuhashi has suffered a hamstring injury.
Kyogo Furuhashi has suffered a hamstring injury.

The 26-year-old was originally left on the bench for the dead rubber Europa League clash in Glasgow, but was called into action when Albian Ajeti had to be taken off with a hamstring injury of his own after just 28 minutes.

Furuhashi suffered a leg injury midway through the second half and then crumpled to the turf on 70 minutes. He was immediately substituted for Ewan Henderson.

The summer signing from Vissel Kobe went immediately down the tunnel for treatment.

Celtic will be desperate for the player to stay fit given that Jota is out until the new year with his own hamstring complaint, while Ajeti also looks likely to be out for a period of time. Giorgios Giakoumakis, a summer signing from Vitesse, is sidelined by a knee injury.

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Celtic face Hibs in the Premier Sports Cup on December 19 and Rangers in the league on January 2.