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Rodgers insists there’s no time frame for Griffiths return

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is seen during the UEFA Europa League Group B match between Celtic and Rosenborg at Celtic Park on September 20, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
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Celtic Football Club manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed there’s no timeframe on a return to full fitness for Leigh Griffiths.

The Scotland international underwent further scans on a calf injury on Friday and Rodgers dismissed social media rumours last week that the striker had been posted missing from the club.

“I don’t know when Leigh will be back involved,” he said, according to Evening Times.

“He’s had some scans on one or two issues that he’s had.”

“He’s now back looking to get training. He’s nearly clear of his calf injury, so once he can get his work done and get up to speed in training, we’ll assess it from there.”

“I’ve no timeline on it. Hopefully, he can get back soon.”

“If you play for big clubs you have to be in top condition and you have to work very hard to get back to that. We work with the players who are fit, ready and available.”

“The ones that aren’t, we do everything we can to ensure that we get them back as quickly as we can. So we hope that Leigh can be back because he is a very valuable player in our squad. He is a guy that can score goals, but it’s more than that.”

“There are other elements to our collective philosophy, with and without the ball, that everyone has to be ready to participate in. So he is rid of his calf injury but he has to really work on getting himself back to some level of fitness to come back in again.”