Date: 19th April 2019 at 11:38pm
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Celtic fans are massively disappointed that midfielder Ryan Christie will be missing for the rest of the season, after manager Neil Lennon confirmed the news on the official website yesterday.

Christie was on the receiving end of a high challenge from Aberdeen defender Dominic Ball during last week’s Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden, suffering multiple facial fractures and requiring surgery on Thursday.

Lennon had initially hoped he may return for next month’s final against Hearts, but that’s been ruled out.

The manager said: “Ryan has multiple fractures of the eye socket, jaw and cheekbone. With it being multiple fractures, it’s going to take a bit more time. We just have to look after him as best as we can and get him back for the start of next season, and we wish him a speedy recovery.”

Obviously the absence of Christie is a blow to the first-team considering how good he has been since bursting into the starting eleven this season.

He came to prominence in the Scottish League Cup late last year and hasn’t looked back since, scoring 11 goals and assisting 9 more.

Fans believe he could’ve played a crucial part in helping secure the treble and have taken to Twitter this week to share their disappointment with the news…

 

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