Celtic fans react on Twitter to Ryan Christie surgery announcement

Ryan Christie of Celtic lies injured after a clash with Dominic Ball during the Scottish Cup semi final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 14, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Christie suffered multiple facial fractures in the Scottish Cup semi-final with Aberdeen.

Ryan Christie of Celtic lies injured after a clash with Dominic Ball during the Scottish Cup semi final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 14, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic have announced that Ryan Christie suffered multiple facial fractures during Sunday’s Scottish Cup semi-final win over Aberdeen and will undergo surgery on Thursday.

The 24-year-old was badly injured after a clash of heads with Dominic Ball in the first half of the match, the Dons man being shown a second yellow card following the foul.

Christie was treated for several minutes by Celtic's medical staff and left the field on a stretcher with his neck in a brace, updating fans about his condition on his social media on Monday.

 

The Bhoys put out a statement on Tuesday afternoon confirming that their player would be getting operated on later in the week, adding that they could not give any specific indication on a timescale for his return to action just yet.

Some Celtic fans took to Twitter after the announcement was made and needless to say it was a mix of sadness and well-wishes to Christie plus anger towards the challenge that led to this:

Celtic eased to a 3-0 victory over nine-man Aberdeen, who had Lewis Ferguson sent off in the second half for a two-footed tackle, to set up a final meeting with Hearts.

14th April 2019, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish Cup football, semi final, Aberdeen versus Celtic;  Ryan Christie of Celtic hits a shot towards goal

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