We haven’t seen Leigh Griffiths on the pitch since December 8th last year when the player made a substitute appearance during Celtic’s 5-1 demolition of Kilmarnock.

Since then, the player has been granted ‘special leave’ by the club so Leigh can sort himself out and get back to a place where he’s able to concentrate on his football.

The good news is Leigh took to social media last week to say he was on the mend and would be back winning trophies with Celtic shortly and from what Brendan Rodgers said in his press conference yesterday, the player seems on track.

The Celtic manager revealed the striker has still been in training (Not with the squad) to keep up his fitness so he’ll be ready to go when the time is right.

Speaking to CelticTV, Rodgers said: “The club are working very closely with him, he’s working very hard, and he’s making good progress.”

“He’s training and he’s working which is important for his health as well.”

The outpouring of understanding and love for the striker was in full show after Brendan Rodgers gave Celtic fans the news Leigh would have to take some time away from the game.

In a poignant gesture, the Green Brigade unveiled a banner which read ‘It’s ok not to be ok’ at Celtic’s tie against Salzburg last month.


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