Leigh Griffiths says his Celtic return is close after spending a month out of action

Leigh Griffiths
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 02: Leigh Griffiths of Celtic celebrates at full time during the Scottish Premier League between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park Stadium on September 2, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

For personal reasons, Leigh Griffiths has been out of action for about four weeks now but he took to his social media to tell fans he could be closing in on a comeback.

He adds that he will soon be back scoring goals and lifting trophies for the Bhoys.

The Celtic striker on Twitter earlier today retweeted a tweet from a Celtic fan which featured a video of him lifting silverware as well as netting goals for club and country.

In response to the video, he tweeted:

“Not long before I’m back doing all this!”

The 28-year-old had earlier explained that he was off work “due to my mental health state” and “not gambling, not drugs, or any other issue that has been written about me since December”.

The striker explained following the circulation of photographs of him attending a racecourse meeting was on social media but his boss Brendan Rodgers asked him to bear the responsibility of his issues.

Rodgers told several newspapers earlier this week as quoted in TalkSPORT:

“It’s very important that he understands why he is off and why he has been given the time off. Why he has to maximise that time in terms of getting better.

“That’s about getting specialist help and lying low and focusing on the simple things in your life that will allow you to be better.”