Injury expert Ben Dinnery has shared what Celtic will be doing with Kyogo Furuhashi following his injury for Japan, Football Insider report.
The Lowdown: Celtic’s post
However, prior to Celtic’s win over Raith Rovers, Furuhashi was spotted training on his own at Lennoxtown, a possible sign that he could be making good progress.
The Latest: Injury expert’s information
Dinnery was talking to Football Insider on Thursday and explained what Celtic would be doing with Furuhashi behind the scenes to get him back to full fitness.
“There has been a shift behind closed doors in terms of saying when players will return.
“Very rarely will medical departments give any kind of definitive timeline like that.
“What we talk about now is task-based recovery. With Kyogo’s injury, there will be a checklist of activities, like exercises, that you must be able to undertake before moving onto the next phase of recovery.
“With Furuhashi that could be light, straight line running or some anti-gravity treadmill work.
“After coming through that, the next stage is sharper, quicker changes in direction.
“There will also be a lot of ball work. You need to mimic the conditions of a game to make that transition easier.
“It’s about getting a player back on the pitch but also doing everything to make sure they can continue to play for the rest of the season.”
The Verdict: Needed back
Having Furuhashi back will then give Postecoglou the luxury of rotating his attacking options, especially with Giorgos Giakoumakis injuring himself in the warm-up on Thursday.
Who knows, Furuhashi may well return before Giakoumakis makes his debut, but the quicker Postecoglou has Furuhashi back, the better.
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