Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie suffered an awful facial injury during an aerial challenge with Aberdeen‘s Dominic Ball in the Scottish Cup semi-final at the weekend.
The 24-year-old took to social media to thank supporters for their ‘get well soon’ messages. He even had time for a light-hearted joke about his injury:
“Rumour has it we won 3-0… Thank you so much to everyone for all the amazing messages and support.”
Fans on Twitter were wishing Christie well and also got involved with some humorous replies:
Heart of a Lisbon Lion 💚
— Martino (@martino67_) 15 April 2019
Glad to see Quasimodo made it out safe
— Chrisisatwit (@chrisisatwit) 15 April 2019
Bit of sudocream and should be bang on for Easter Road
— SeanF1888 (@SF1888) 15 April 2019
It’s just a wee scratch mate you will be fine 😂😂😂👌🍀
— eddie polockus (@edbhoy) 15 April 2019
Jeez. Looks like you were in that main card of the @ufc on Saturday night. Hope it heals up soon pal.
— Angela Higgins (@Ange77H) 15 April 2019
Just run it off!!!!! 😳
— David Ogston (@david_ogston) 15 April 2019
Hope you recover quickly!! 🍀🍀
— Nicola 🏴 (@innesn1) 15 April 2019
Get well soon Ryan that looks a sore one 😘
— Jenjen (@jenstirling955) 15 April 2019
Get well soon mate. Might have to use an eye patch to cover that black eye 😂
— 🍀 SEANY 🍀 (@seanypatrick99) 15 April 2019
Get well soon Ryan 🍀🍀🍀
— Eadaoin Cunningham (@eadaoinc2) 17 April 2019
Christie will have surgery on multiple facial fractures this Thursday, the club have confirmed. It is yet to be determined how long he will be out for.
The midfielder had only recently returned from a thigh strain that had kept him out for the best part of a month. Despite his fitness issues, his 11 goals and nine assists in all competitions this season have made him an important creative outlet for the Hoops.
With his increasing importance to the first team, supporters will be hoping that Christie returns to action as quickly as possible