Celtic striker delivers huge injury boost ahead of clash v Ross County
By Danny Wright
Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has confirmed that he could be in contention to take part in Sunday’s trip to Ross County despite fracturing his back less than a month ago.
The 26-year-old’s season has been plagued by injury and he has only played three league games since the winter break.
The news comes as a huge boost to Brendan Rodgers’ chances of securing an unbeaten domestic season as Moussa Dembele is also expected to complete a full return from his injury after coming off the bench against Kilmarnock last week.
Griffiths was quoted by the official Celtic Twitter account as saying: “Hopefully back for Ross County. Started training on Tuesday so would be good to be in the squad for Sunday.”
????️ LG: "Hopefully back for @RCFCStaggies. Started training on Tuesday so would be good to be in the squad for Sunday."
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) April 14, 2017
The ex-Wolves and Hibernian man will complete what could be a miraculous recovery after fracturing a bone in his back on international duty with Scotland in March when he collided with Slovenian goalkeeper Jan Oblak in a World Cup qualifier.
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Despite his injury woes, Griffiths has scored 14 goals and provided nine assists in 30 appearances across all competitions this season.
He played a massive role in helping the Bhoys reach the group stages of the Champions League by smashing five goals in the qualification phase.
The last game Griffiths played for Celtic was when he made a 17 minute cameo appearance in the 1-1 draw with Rangers last month.
His last start for the Hoops was back in December which was also against Ross County.
In other Celtic news, Rodgers has raved about this player and think he deserves an international call-up.