Ryan Christie suffered either a broken cheekbone or eye socket in Celtic’s Scottish Cup semi-final win over Aberdeen, Neil Lennon has confirmed.

The Hoops cruised to a 3-0 victory at Hampden Park on Sunday afternoon, keeping their strong hopes of the ‘treble treble’ alive in the process.

One of the few negative aspects on the day was Christie’s nasty injury, following an aerial collision with Dominic Ball.

The midfielder was eventually carried off with his neck in a brace after several minutes of treatment, leading to concerns about his well-being.

Speaking after the game, Lennon gave an update on Christie, saying he hopes he will be fit for the final against Hearts on May 25th:

We saw him at half time and he was conscious. We think it’s either a broken eye socket or a broken cheekbone.

It was a routine afternoon for Celtic, who never looked in trouble against their eventual nine-man opponents.

James Forrest, Odsonne Edouard and Tom Rogic got the goals for Lennon’s side, as their dominant season shows no sign of slowing up.


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