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Celtic's Leigh Griffiths To Take Indefinite Break From Football Due To Gambling Issues

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths To Take Indefinite Break From Football Due To Gambling Issues

Leigh Griffiths will take a indefinite break from football due to a reported gambling issues.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed the 28-year-old striker will be sitting out for a period of time during his pre-match press conference.

"Leigh will be out of football for a little period of time. He's had ongoing issues for a number of months," he said.

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Rodgers added: "He's reached a point where it's a struggle for him. We are going to give him all the professional help he needs to get him back in a good place. He's a great guy but football and life is tough for him right now.

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"We want to help him with that and we'll let you know when he's back. I'm very close with him. We have a strong relationship but he's had number of issues outside of football.

"The most important thing for managers and coaches is the welfare of players. It's no longer a weakness to talk now.

"He has all of our support - the team, the staff and the supporters."

Topics: Football News, Celtic, Football

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.