CELTIC striker Kyogo Furuhashi is at the centre of an injury puzzle after limping off during Japan’s 1-0 World Cup qualifying win over China.

The Hoops fans’ favourite was left grounded and holding his knee after a clash with opponent Jir Jingdao only five minutes into the second-half of last night’s encounter.

Kyogo looked in distress and, following treatment, it was clear he was not fit to carry on.

KNEE BOTHER…Kyogo Furuhashi is left grounded after a challenge against China last night.

There are fears the electrifying frontman, who has scored seven goals in eight starts since his £4.6million arrival at the end of July, could miss the visit of Ross County in the Premiership on Saturday plus the Europa League opener against Real Betis in Seville a week tomorrow, according to the Daily Record.

However, the mystery deepened when Kyogo published two tweets after the game and made no reference to the injury that saw him depart the pitch with 40 minutes still to be played of a crucial international at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha.

Kyogo is now due back in Glasgow within the next 24 hours when the club’s medical team can examine the problem.

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