Celtic 27-year-old delivers huge fitness boost after long-term injury problems
Celtic attacker Leigh Griffiths has laid bare his frustrations after years of stop-start injury problems which have disrupted his seasons at the Parkhead club.
The 27-year-old has had to deal with constant calf problems over the last few seasons, but he is confident that after making his first appearance for the Hoops in over two months against Ross County that the worst of his injury issues are over.
“It’s been a frustrating few years. I’m feeling good, playing well, scoring goals and helping the team get three points. Then suddenly, bang, they go and I’m out for three or four weeks at a time. It was a bit longer this time” he said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“But I am hoping that is it done now and I can move forward. Hopefully I won’t have another problem again.”
Griffiths was in excellent form before his injury, and had established himself as the number one striker with the Hoops before the suffered his latest injury setback.
He will be hoping for a start against Dundee on Wednesday as he steps out his recovery process.
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If what Griffiths says is true and that the worst of his injury problems are over then it is great news for the Hoops, not only for the rest of the season, but also for the Champions League qualifiers in July and August. With Moussa Dembele’s future still in doubt, knowing that Griffiths will be fit and available will be a major boost for Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers and the supporters. Griffiths may still have a big part to play for the rest of this season though, as the Hoops are aiming to complete a second successive domestic treble, and the 27-year-old is a more than useful player to have in the ranks as the Bhoys aim to make history.
In other Celtic news, Kieran Tierney is close to making his return from injury