Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie is still hopeful of making the Scottish Cup final despite suffering multiple facial fractures, as reported by The Scottish Sun.
Celtic confirmed in a club update on Tuesday that the player will be undergoing surgery later this week to treat the injuries after Dominic Ball clattered into the player during Sunday’s semi-final victory.
However, the club did point out that they couldn’t give a time frame on the player’s return, leaving some worried he could be out for the season.
The Scottish Sun report though that Christie is hoping to be out for just three weeks, similar to Kristoffer Ajer when he suffered a similar injury last year against Livingston on November 11th, back in action by December to face RB Salzburg at Celtic Park.
That would be a big boost for the team and potentially our ‘treble treble’ bid, with Christie likely to be an automatic pick for the Scottish Cup final if he is fit and available.
With 11 goals and 9 assists so far this season, he’s been a key attacking talent in the central midfield area and already has a goal to his name in a cup final this season.
Here’s hoping his return is as swift as Ajer’s.