Celtic news: Ryan Christie suffered multiple facial fractures against Aberdeen and will undergo surgery, club confirm


Celtic news: Ryan Christie suffered multiple facial fractures against Aberdeen and will undergo surgery, club confirm

Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie will require surgery after suffering multiple facial fractures in a horror collision with Aberdeen’s Dominic Ball, the Scottish champions have confirmed.

Christie, 24, was rushed to hospital in a neck brace after the sickening clash of heads during the Hoops’ 3-0 Scottish Cup semi-final victory at Hampden Park on Sunday.

His former Aberdeen team-mate, Ball, was shown a second yellow card and sent off for the foul.

A Celtic statement said: “Celtic Football Club can confirm that Ryan Christie has suffered multiple facial fractures following the incident during Sunday’s Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden.

“Ryan is scheduled to undergo surgery on Thursday of this week. We are not able at this stage to give any specific indication on a timescale for his return to action but, of course, everyone at Celtic wishes Ryan all the best for his full recovery.