Ryan Christie’s facial injury update from Celtic today has prompted a big response from Hoops supporters.

The club revealed that their attacking midfielder had suffered multiple fractures. He’s due to undergo surgery on Thursday, with no date set on his return.

Ryan Christie took a bad one on Sunday from Dominic Ball of Aberdeen (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It remains to be seen as to whether he’ll be available for the Scottish Cup final. It would hardly be a surprise, however, if the former Aberdeen and Inverness star’s season is over.

The injury occurred thanks to a nasty challenge from Dominic Ball in Sunday’s Scottish Cup semi-final clash. Celtic fans responded with a mixture of support and anger over the incident on Twitter. Here’s a quick sample of some of the reaction from today.


McInnes reaction is being made to look foolish

If it wasn’t at the time, then Derek McInnes’ reaction to the collision is looking ridiculous now. For those who didn’t see, the Dons manager tried to claim that the yellow card for Ball was harsh. That’s despite the fact it was clear that Christie was going to win it before the Aberdeen man clattered into him.

Celtic fans are struggling to let this one go and for good reason. It’s been an incredible breakthrough year for Christie, who’s notched 11 goals and 40 appearances for the Hoops this year. He’ll be right up there in the Player of the Year reckoning in what’s been something of a renaissance.

Christie has had a hugely successful campaign with Celtic (Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

For it to end so suddenly and ugly is poor. For McInnes to show hardly any consideration for the player post-match either was pretty disgraceful on his part too, outside of just mentioning the fact Christie was off to hospital. All he seemed to want to focus on was what he perceived as a “harsh” booking.

Hopefully, this doesn’t rule Christie out of a potentially historic day against Hearts at Hampden next month. He fully deserves to be lifting that Scottish Cup at the end of the season if we win it, given the incredibly vital role he’s played in the potential treble treble run.

But his primary concern will be having a successful operation on Thursday. Therefore, here’s hoping everything goes to plan, and we all wish Ryan the very best.

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