In response to questions about Kyogo Furuhashi and his shoulder problem, which he is currently treating, Celtics manager Brendan Rodgers has denied that the player will require surgery anytime soon.
Yoyogo has long been known to be battling a persistent shoulder issue. If the Japanese player appears out of place during a match, it may occasionally need to be replaced.
The player would have to miss up to four months of play to have it fixed, though, and it doesn’t appear like he’s in a rush to have the non-urgent surgery done.
As of right now, the Celtics’ manager has hinted that Kyogo might need to wait years to address the shoulder, so the Bhoys need not worry too much going forward.
Concerns raised about Kyogo’s shoulder
According to Rodgers [Sunday Post, July 1, print edition], Kyogo is returning to his usual level of movement, runs, and opportunities. But his shoulder remained unchanged.
“He would be out for four months even if he could get it fixed. He would have the surgery if it were a desperate situation, listen. It is not, however, imminent.
“In three or four years, he might decide to pursue it.” It’s not really necessary; if it were, he would have completed it.
It’s obvious why no one is in a rush for that to happen—losing him for months would be pretty disastrous. Both the club and the player have clearly assessed the risk.
After going through a rough patch for Celtic, Kyogo recently ended a scoring drought against Livingston the week before, and he showed his talent once more against Rangers in the 2-1 derby victory.
With 10 goals across all competitions, he is still tied for the club’s top scorer this season. If the Bhoys are to go on and win both of the trophies still up for grabs, it will be imperative that they get him firing and confident in the second half of the season.