By Ben Dinnery

23rd Sep, 2021 | 10:59am

Injury expert: This is what Celtic are doing behind the scenes to get Furuhashi fit sooner

Injury expert Ben Dinnery has shared what Celtic are doing behind the scenes to get Kyogo Furuhashi back to full fitness as quickly as possible.

Dinnery runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine as well as data analysis.

Furuhashi picked up an injury while playing for Japan during the last international break.

On 10 September, Ange Postecoglou confirmed the striker would miss the next three to four weeks with an injury.

The Japan international has been in sensational form since joining Celtic this summer, so far scoring seven goals in nine total outings for the club.

Dinnery has explained exactly what the Hoops are doing to get Furuhashi back to full fitness while limiting the chances of another injury occurring this season.

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“There has been a shift behind closed doors in terms of saying when players will return,” Dinnery told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

“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.”

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