Celtic reached the Scottish Cup Final on Sunday with a 3-0 demolition of Aberdeen at Hampden Park.
Goals from James Forrest, Odsonne Edouard and Tom Rogic secured a safe passage against the Dons.
Derek McInnes’ side finished with nine men after Dominic Ball and Lewis Ferguson saw red. The Aberdeen boss was also dismissed late on.
Ball’s red card came following a ferocious aerial challenge with Ryan Christie. The Hoops attacking midfielder was stretched from the field following the collision.
He has since taken to social media to offer his congratulations to his team-mates, whilst posting a gruesome picture of his injury.
The below tweet shows the image plus the thoughts of a Celtic fan keen to offer his sympathy:
— Michael McCahill (@MickMcCahill) April 15, 2019
The 24-year-old has been in great form this season. He has 11 goals and nine assists to his name for the Hoops.
He could now be missing for a few games, although a timescale for recovery is not clear at this stage.
Celtic fans were happy to see their star man in good spirits following the incident.
Hoops supporters took to social media to speak of their delight that Christie was on the mend.
Take your time wee man. You have played your part. At Murrayfield you turned our season into the success it is.
— Colin Dodds (@Doddsie9) April 15, 2019
Some boy 💚
— Paul Boyle (@PaulB_67) April 15, 2019
Heart of a Lisbon Lion 💚
— Martino (@martino67_) April 15, 2019
Wishing you a speedy recovery Ryan 🍀🤗
— Steph (@simmysghirl) April 15, 2019
Get back soon, big difference to the team when your playing.
— Eddie Connor (@eddieconnor1) April 15, 2019
Speedy recovery Ryan the Treble/treble is still on pal 🍀👍⚽️💚
— Montrose CSC (@MontroseCSC) April 16, 2019
Speedy recovery 🍀💚
— KT63🍀💚 (@chloe_KT63) April 16, 2019
Get well soon mate, my stomach was in my mouth when you gone down. You and Kieran can share stories haha
— Mark Keenan (@B1gBaloo) April 15, 2019
Hope your Awrite Ryan the heidbutt was atrocious, the treble treble is on and you’ll be part of it Hail Hail 🍀
— Colly óg reid (@Collybhoy73) April 15, 2019
Nice badge of honour Ryan hurry. Back for the final sir HH
— 🏴Ritchietheforky🏴 18+ (@ritchietheforky) April 16, 2019
Get well soon mate looks a sore one👍🍀🍀🍀
— BoltonBhoy74🍀 (@scott_melville) April 15, 2019
Get well soon Ryan that looks a sore one 😘
— Jenjen (@jenstirling955) April 15, 2019
Get well soon Ryan 💚 was awful watching you go down the way you did 😢 💚🍀
— Claire McGregor (@ClaireM36148668) April 15, 2019
Speedy recovery mate. With friends like Dominic Ball who needs enemies? Disgusting “challenge”
— Gary Docherty (@gary_docherty) April 16, 2019