Aberdeen winger Gary Mackay-Steven is recovering in hospital after colliding with Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata in today’s Scottish League Cup final, as reported by The Daily Record.
The former Hoops star looked to be knocked unconscious after challenging the Belgian on a high ball, which also left Boyata requiring treatment for a cut and bandages.
The game was delayed for six minutes while Mackay-Steven received urgent attention on the pitch, with both Aberdeen and Celtic players looking very concerned for his welfare.
Thankfully, Dons manager Derek McInnes says he is now conscious, talking and well on his way to a recovery.
As quoted by The Daily Record, McInnes said: “He’s recovering in hospital just now. He’s getting some tests done but he’s conscious, he’s up talking and all rest of it. We’re obviously concerned about him but he was concussed so obviously will miss the next game but he had started the match really well, so we missed his performance but thankfully he’s okay.”
On a day of celebration for Celtic supporters, the injury suffered by Mackay-Steven was a real worry for many, with replays showing the graphic aftermath of his head collision.
We wish the 28-year-old all the best and a very speedy return to action.