ABERDEEN midfielder Dylan McGeouch is OUT of the Scottish Cup semi-final against his former club Celtic at Hampden on Sunday.
The key man suffered a torn groin in the first-half of the 3-3 Premiership stalemate against the Hoops at Pittodrie – and could be sidelined for two months.
Dons boss Derek McInnes, speaking to Sky Sports News, confirmed: “Dylan will miss out. He went for a scan which showed a tear on his groin and will be out for about eight weeks.
“It was the worst possible news for him. He tore it just on the side of the pitch. There is a lip there and he has lost his footing and stretched it.
“I have been really pleased with Dylan and he has been playing very well recently, so I am disappointed he faces a period out.”
McInnes reflected on his side’s draw with the champions in the north east last weekend and added: “The response of the team was good and it was no more than we deserved. I thought we were very good in the 90 minutes, we were very competitive throughout and we were smart with our work.
“When the game did get stretched it helped Celtic find some more space, but I actually thought it helped us later on. We had the players on the pitch who enjoyed a bit more space and we had more of an attacking threat.
“We have players in good form. We have players who are playing at a good level at the moment. The team has been pretty consistent with the way we have set up.”