Celtic winger Jonny Hayes suffers broken leg in Dundee win

Jonny Hayes in action for Celtic

Celtic have confirmed winger Jonny Hayes suffered a broken leg in the 2-0 Boxing Day win over Dundee and is unlikely to play again this season.

Hayes, 30, and Dundee defender Josh Meekings were both substituted after colliding together in a challenge at Dens Park on Tuesday, with the former carried from the field on a stretcher as a result.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers had said after the game that he was hopeful Hayes only suffered bruising to his shin, but tests have confirmed a broken leg.

"Celtic Football Club has to report that, regrettably, Jonny Hayes suffered a broken leg during the game against Dundee at Dens Park," the club said in a statement.

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"Jonny had surgery today and will now be out for some time as he begins the long road back to full fitness.

"He will make a full recovery but he's unlikely to feature again this season.

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"He will receive the best care and attention throughout the months ahead, while the thoughts and best wishes of everyone at Celtic and, indeed, the whole Celtic family, are with Jonny."

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