Celtic star Ryan Christie is still a couple of weeks away from full first-team training at Lennoxtown, as reported by The Scottish Sun.
The 24-year-old has been out of action since last week after picking up a hamstring injury against Motherwell and although it was expected he would miss this weekend’s derby against Rangers, it seems he could miss matches beyond that too.
He provided an update on his situation this week.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, the midfielder explained:
Obviously it’s always frustrating getting injured. When you finally overcome the first part and manage to get yourself back out and start running again, it’s always nice.
Hopefully I can start trying to get back into a rhythm again and hopefully join training in the next couple of weeks and then really kick on.
Christie was on the fringes of the first-team squad last summer but has now emerged as one of the most exciting players in the starting eleven, forming a formidable partnership with Callum McGregor.
Scoring ten goals and assisting nine more, he’s now one of the most potent attacking threats in the squad and his return is much anticipated by supporters.
The important thing now is now being fit for the upcoming Scottish Cup semi-final against Aberdeen at Hampden on 14th April. Christie is well placed to damage his former club given his knowledge of the team and players.
He also scored the only goal in the League Cup final against them at the same venue earlier this season.
If we’re to get past that one we’ll need our best players playing at their best and Christie is in that category.