Aberdeen have been hit with a blow ahead of their Scottish Cup semi-final with Celtic as Dylan McGeouch suffers a bad injury.

The Dons are currently preparing for their last four showpiece at Hampden on Sunday. Both Aberdeen and Celtic had a Pittodrie dress rehearsal last Sunday, drawing 3-3.

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Aberdeen face Celtic on Sunday. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

But there was injury to be had for Reds manager Derek McInnes. Midfielder McGeouch picked up a muscle injury, and unfortunately for the former Celtic and Hibs man, it’s the worst news possible.

He has picked up a groin tear that will leave him out of action for eight weeks. It’s a blow for Aberdeen as the midfielder began to pick up form ahead of the Scottish Cup showdown.

McInnes has confirmed the news. McGeouch was exiting play against Celtic on Sunday and lost his footing as he made his way off, leading to an unfortunate tear. His boss has been left disappointed.

A blow for McGeouch. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

“Dylan will miss out,” said McInnes. “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.”

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