Dylan McGeouch to undergo jaw surgery

McGeouch to undergo jaw surgery
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Celtic manager Neil Lennon says that midfielder Dylan McGeouch will undergo surgery on a broken jaw and miss up to six weeks of action.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has confirmed that midfielder Dylan McGeouch will undergo surgery on a broken jaw.

McGeouch suffered the injury when he was knocked unconscious by a clash of heads with Nuri Sahin during the Hoops' 2-0 defeat to Real Madrid in Philadelphia.

Lennon is expecting the 19-year-old to be out of action for up to six weeks.

"He is coming back with us which is great news," Lennon told the club's official website. "He needs a plate inserted in his jaw and I think he may made need an extraction of a tooth which has been damaged.

"Thankfully, there are no neck or head injuries. It was very similar to the injury Henrik [Larsson] had when he broke his jaw against Livingston that day. So we might be looking at four to six weeks.

"Obviously it's a blow but it could have been a lot worse and he's a young lad who will recover quicker than most. He had a stable night in hospital, and thankfully he is coming home with us today."

McGeouch made six SPL appearances last season, scoring one goal.

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