Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed that Leigh Griffiths will be out of football “for a period of time” as he “needs some help.”
The Hoops striker, recently returned from illness and another calf injury, came off the bench in the 5-1 Ladbroke Premiership win over Kilmarnock at the weekend but missed training on Wednesday morning and is out of Celtic’s Europa League Group B clash with Salzburg at Parkhead on Thursday night.
However, Rodgers admitted it was more than a football issue and said: “Leigh will be taken out of football now for a little period of time.
“Leigh has had ongoing issues now for a number of months and he has done amazing to play to the level and score some of the goals he has.
“But he has reached the point where it is a struggle for him and we are going to give him all the professional help that he possibly needs to get himself into a good place again.”