Celtic: Ryan Christie has groin surgery after Rangers loss

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Watch: Christie charged for Morelos genital grab

Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie had surgery after Sunday's Old Firm game to repair a burst blood vessel in his groin.

Christie, 23, was replaced in the closing minutes of Rangers' 2-1 win and was reportedly rushed to hospital.

However, he is now recovering from the minor procedure.

Christie also faces a two-game ban after being charged with attempting to grab Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos by the genitals during the game.

Celtic say they will defend the Scotland international "vigorously" at his 6 January hearing.

"We are absolutely astonished at this decision," a club statement added.

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