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Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie to undergo surgery after suffering 'multiple facial fractures' during horror head clash with Aberdeen's Dom Ball Ryan Christie was poleaxed by Dom Ball following a sickening clash of heads Ball was shown a second yellow card by referee Craig Thomson on Sunday Christie was taken off on a stretcher wearing a neck brace during the semi-final  Celtic chiefs say they cannot predict when the 24-year-old midfielder will return

By Andy Newport, Press Association Sport

Published: 17:56 BST, 16 April 2019 | Updated: 17:56 BST, 16 April 2019

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Ryan Christie will undergo surgery this week after Celtic confirmed the Scotland midfielder suffered 'multiple facial fractures' in his collision with Aberdeen's Dom Ball.

The 24-year-old was poleaxed by the Dons defender following a sickening clash of heads during Sunday's William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final.

Ball was shown a second yellow card by referee Craig Thomson after smashing into his opponent's cheek.

Ryan Christie suffered 'multiple facial fractures' after a sickening clash with Dom Ball

Ryan Christie suffered 'multiple facial fractures' after a sickening clash with Dom Ball

The 24-year-old was poleaxed by the Aberdeen defender during the Scottish Cup semi-final

The 24-year-old was poleaxed by the Aberdeen defender during the Scottish Cup semi-final

Christie posted a picture on social media giving the thumbs up while sporting the black eye

Christie posted a picture on social

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