Good News For Celtic: As Reo Hatate breaks Celtic’s injury….

Good News  For Celtic: As Reo Hatate breaks Celtic’s injury.

Reo Hatate breaks Celtic injury silence as team mate sends ‘back on the grind’ message after Asian Cup exit

The Hoops duo will return to Parkhead following Japan’s shock Asian Cup quarter-final defeat to Iran

Celtic star Reo Hatate has sent an emotional message to fans after suffering a major injury blow while on Asian Cup duty – with the midfielder facing six weeks on the sidelines.

The 26-year-old limped off during the first-half of Japan’s last-16 encounter with Bahrain last week, with Hoops manager Brendan Rodgers later revealing that he had injured BOTH of his calves and will face another lengthy spell out. Hatate, who missed out on the Blue Samurai’s tournament opener against Vietnam before featuring against Iraq and Indonesia during the group stage, was forced to watch on from the stands as Japan suffered a shock exit at the hands of Iran on Saturday after conceding a heart-breaking late penalty.

After taking some time to reflect on his latest injury setback, an emotional Hatate took to social media to update supporters on his current situation. Posting an image of himself in action during the Asian Cup on Instagram, he wrote: “I could not contribute to the team and I am not good enough. I accept the reality and will continue to fight. Thank you for your support for the Asian Cup!”

Rodgers admitted on Friday: “Another part of this season where we have had no luck from an injury perspective to our top players. He will be back very soon and we will start treatment and get him back as soon as we can.”

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