Aberdeen's Jonny Hayes suffers hand injury from dog bite
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Aberdeen winger Jonny Hayes will be fit for Wednesday's Premiership match against Celtic despite suffering an arm injury from a dog bite.
Hayes, 28, was walking his own dog when the attack happened, and was left with a 2cm gash on his arm.
Dons boss Derek McInnes joked: "Jonny's been bitten by a dog. There's no truth in the rumour the dog died instantly."
He added: "It was a nasty bite, it really was, but thankfully he'll be good to go tomorrow night."
Hayes' hand is heavily bandaged as a result of the incident and his preparation for Wednesday's top-of-the-table clash have been disrupted.
"Of all the players to bite, it would be a foolish mistake to bite Jonny. It must have been a greyhound to catch him," McInnes continued.
Aberdeen can close the gap on Premiership leaders Celtic to three points with a win against the champions at Pittodrie.