Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie undergoes surgery after having had several fractures

Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie undergoes surgery after undergoing & # 39; multiple facial fractures & # 39; during horror head clash with Aberdeen & # 39; s Dom Ball

  • Ryan Christie was peppered by Dom Ball after a nauseating clash of heads
  • The ball received a second yellow card from referee Craig Thomson on Sunday
  • Christie was taken on a stretcher with a neck brace during the semi-final
  • Celtic leaders say they cannot predict when the 24-year-old midfielder will return

Ryan Christie will be operated on this week after Celtic confirmed that the midfielder of Scotland & # 39; multiple facial fractures & # 39; had sustained a collision with Aberdeen & # 39; s Dom Ball.

The 24-year-old was hemmed by the Dons defender after a nauseating confrontation during the William Final Cup semi-final on Sunday.

The ball was shown a second yellow card by referee Craig Thomson after he hit his opponent's cheek.

Ryan Christie received & # 39; multiple face fractures & # 39; after a nauseating collision with Dom Ball

Ryan Christie received & # 39; multiple face fractures & # 39; after a nauseating collision with Dom Ball

The 24-year-old was toasted by the Aberdeen defender during the semi-final of the Scottish Cup

The 24-year-old was toasted by the Aberdeen defender during the semi-final of the Scottish Cup

The 24-year-old was toasted by the Aberdeen defender during the semi-final of the Scottish Cup

Christie posted a photo on social media and raised his thumbs while sporting the black eye

Christie posted a photo on social media and raised his thumbs while sporting the black eye

Christie posted a photo on social media and raised his thumbs while sporting the black eye

Christie had to be worn from the Hampden field on a stretcher with a neck brace, but later showed a photo on social media that gave the thumbs up while wearing a nasty looking blue eye.

However, Parkhead chiefs say they are not yet at a stage where they can predict when the former Inverness and Aberdeen player will return when he prepares to go under the knife – and his participation in next month's Scottish Cup final Hearts seriously in doubt.

A statement on the Hoops website said: “Celtic Football Club can confirm that Ryan Christie suffered multiple facial fractures after the incident during the semi-final of Sunday's semi-final in Hampden.

Scott Brown protests after the horrific battle of heads at Hampden Park on Sunday

Scott Brown protests after the horrific battle of heads at Hampden Park on Sunday

Scott Brown protests after the horrific battle of heads at Hampden Park on Sunday

The midfielder had to be put on a stretcher with a neck brace on the Hampden field

The midfielder had to be put on a stretcher with a neck brace on the Hampden field

The midfielder had to be put on a stretcher with a neck brace on the Hampden field

& # 39; Ryan is scheduled for Thursday of this week. We are unable at this stage to give a specific indication of a timetable for his return, but everyone at Celtic wishes Ryan all the best for his full recovery.

& # 39; Ryan also wants to thank everyone for the many support wishes he has received. & # 39;

Tom Rogic took over from Christie after the 38-minute incident and continued to score the last goal in a 3-0 win over the Derek McInnes team as they formed their flagship against the Jambos.

Medical staff checks on Christie while the Celtic players look in shock during the semifinals

Medical staff checks on Christie while the Celtic players look in shock during the semifinals

Medical staff checks on Christie while the Celtic players look in shock during the semifinals

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