There is a fear that Ryan Christie’s season could be over. The Hoops attacker suffered a suspected broken cheekbone or broken eye socket in the recent 3-0 win over Aberdeen.

Christie was caught with an elbow by Aberdeen’s Dom Ball, and had to leave the pitch after more than five minutes of treatment.

The incident was a gruesome one, and there has to be some doubt if Christie will play again for Celtic this season.

Unfortunate incident

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Should that be the case it will be very unfortunate. The player will no doubt be gutted to miss the Scottish Cup Final.

However, when he looks back on the season overall, he should be delighted. This has undeniably been the best season of Christie’s career.

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It looked like he didn’t have much of a future at Celtic at the start of the season after spending 18 months on loan at Aberdeen.

Hasn’t looked back

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However, a series of injuries forced Brendan Rodgers to play him, and from there Christie hasn’t looked backed.

 

He has scored 11 goals, signed a new contract and has become a first-team regular in the process.

Perhaps the only downside is the series of injuries he has had this season. Despite that, Christie has become one of the Hoops’ most important players.

It also bodes well for his future, that both Brendan Rodgers and Neil Lennon identified him as an important player.

He might not think this now, but Christie has had a marvellous season at Celtic Park.

 

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