According to reports, Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie was “rushed to hospital” for an emergency medicals.
The Hoops star is said to have been rushed to the hospital for an urgent groin surgery following his side 2-1 defeat to Rangers on Sunday.
Christie had been pivotal for his side this season with 18 goals to his name in all outings.
As reported by The Daily Mail, Christie sustained the injury as he tangled with Rangers’ Alfredo Morelos during the second half.
The 24-year-old attacking midfielder escaped a second booking for an attempted grab at Morelos’ groin after being nutmegged by the Colombian striker, but may now have suffered an even heavier blow.
Per the reports, it’s unclear for how long Christie will be sidelined as the reigning Scottish champions prepare for their winter training camp in Dubai.
Neil Lennon’s side are not back in action until January 18 with Scottish football shutting down for the next three weeks.
After the break, Celtic are set to face Partick Thistle in the Scottish Cup upon their return from the Gulf, following by three Premiership fixtures in seven days against Kilmarnock, Ross County and St Johnstone, respectively.