Aberdeen's Jonny Hayes suffers hand injury from dog bite

Jonny Hayes
Jonny Hayes suffered a hand injury in a dog attack

Aberdeen winger Jonny Hayes will be fit for Wednesday's Premiership match against Celtic despite suffering an arm injury from a dog bite.

Hayes, 28, was walking his own dog when the attack happened, and was left with a 2cm gash on his arm.

Dons boss Derek McInnes joked: "Jonny's been bitten by a dog. There's no truth in the rumour the dog died instantly."

He added: "It was a nasty bite, it really was, but thankfully he'll be good to go tomorrow night."

Hayes' hand is heavily bandaged as a result of the incident and his preparation for Wednesday's top-of-the-table clash have been disrupted.

"Of all the players to bite, it would be a foolish mistake to bite Jonny. It must have been a greyhound to catch him," McInnes continued.

Aberdeen can close the gap on Premiership leaders Celtic to three points with a win against the champions at Pittodrie.