Celtic midfielder Reo Hatate has limped off injured for Japan.

The 26-year-old started for his country in the Asian Cup round of 16 match against Bahrain but was forced off in the first half.

The Celtic ace was replaced by Hidemasa Morita after just 36 minutes as he hobbled off the park.

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Hatate appeared to be clutching his calf after the knock but left the field without need for medical assistance.

However, the injury - the severity of the issue not yet known - will raise concerns for Brendan Rodgers who has been without Hatate during the tournament in Qatar.

Japan currently lead Bahrain 1-0 with Daizen Maeda on the bench for his country.