After an injury scare to Celtic superstar Ryan Christie, the Hoops now have a better timetable on his possible return to action.
Following a crushing defeat to Rangers in last months Scottish Premiership League finale ahead of the winter break, Celtic superstar Ryan Christie suffered a horrific injury. Immediately after the match, Ryan Christie had to undergo emergency surgery on his groin.
Multiple reports have Christie becoming injured during a tussle with Rangers Alfredo Morelos. Since the injury to Ryan Christie required immediate surgery, the initial fear was that the star would lose significant time on the pitch.
Christie has been an impact player for the Hoops all season, and his absence would be a huge blow for the club. If talks of adding a new, and impactful midfielder were occurring before the injury to Ryan Christie, they sure are now.
However, there is good news surrounding the injury. According to the Daily Record, Ryan Christie could return sooner than expected:
“Obviously there were concerns after the Rangers game when Ryan was told he needed an operation.
“But the good news is it doesn’t look anywhere near as serious as some had feared.
“The expected time schedule for his recovery is somewhere between two and three weeks which is good news for Ryan, for Celtic and for Scotland.”
That time-table could have him returning as soon as Celtic’s match against Partick Thistle on January 18th. A serious injury occurred, but the winter break appears to have come at just the right moment for a banged up, and demoralized club. However, as possible ban from SFA may keep him out of action even longer.
Extra additions to the club would do wonders in boosting the talent pool, as well as morale in a club that desperately needs some. Hoops boss Neil Lennon would be absolutely wrong if they did not pursue real, impactful and meaningful signings in the next few weeks.