Dons striker Jayden Stockley has protested his innocence over the challenge that left Celtic’s Kieran Tierney potentially requiring specialist surgery on a mouth injury.
Full-back Tierney, 19, suffered the injury when struck by Stockley’s arm. He was substituted midway through the first half and taken to hospital.
Stockley took to social media to defend himself.
He tweeted: Support was unbelievable, thank you to all our incredible fans for the season, and no, it wasn’t intentional in the slightest!”
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers confirmed Tierney is a doubt for Scotland’s World Cup qualifier against England at Hampden on June 10.
In a tweet after the game, Tierney posted that the result was “worth a broken jaw.”
Worth a broken jaw haha pic.twitter.com/mrAyi9fUkA
— Kieran Tierney (@kierantierney1) May 27, 2017
Rodgers said: “His mouth is swollen and he may need an operation.
“I think the teeth came from the palate of his mouth. He will need some protective work and a specialist to look at it. I can’t rule him in or out (for Scotland).
“I am surprised the officials didn’t see the incident. It was incredible. That’s twice it has happened as he took an elbow at Pittodrie when we won 3-1.”
Dons boss Derek McInnes said: “It was an unfortunate accident. Not many Celtic players appealed for a foul.”