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  • Celtic TV Exclusive: Manager confirms Christie is out for the season

    Celtic TV Exclusive: Manager confirms Christie is out for the season

    By: Newsroom Staff on 18 Apr, 2019 17:07

  • NEIL Lennon has told Celtic TV in an exclusive interview that Ryan Christie won’t play again this season.

    The Celtic midfielder suffered multiple facial fractures following a challenge by Aberdeen defender, Dominic Ball during last weekend’s Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden. The Hoops player was stretchered off, while Ball was dismissed after receiving a second yellow card

    Christie is undergoing surgery today (Thursday), and the Celtic manager admitted the player will miss the rest of this season as he recovers.

    “Ryan has multiple fractures of the eye socket, jaw and cheekbone,” Neil Lennon told Celtic TV, “so the prognosis isn’t good for the rest of the season really. He’s had a great season, he’s a huge player for us and it was a really horrendous collision.”

    The manager explained that, had it just been one fracture, the player might have returned to action before the end of this season.

    “With it being multiple fractures, it’s going to take a bit more time,” he said. “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.”

    The injury to Ryan Christie was a blow to the squad, and the only negative from an otherwise positive day at the National Stadium.

    “It was a dominant performance from start to finish against a very good side,” the Hoops boss said, “so it speaks volumes for the character of the team and the qualities they have as well. But for a semi-final, they made it look very comfortable which it never is.”

    Celtic TV subscribers can watch the full and exclusive interview with Neil Lennon HERE

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