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.
:speech_balloon: BR on @Leighgriff09: "Leigh will be out of football for a little period of time. He's had ongoing issues for a number of months. 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."
- Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) December 12, 2018
BREAKING! Leigh Griffiths out of football indefinitely with gambling issues https://t.co/j3qjNYEUqd pic.twitter.com/XxKyLJN6dp
- Daily Record Sport (@Record_Sport) December 12, 2018
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Rodgers says Griffiths has been dealing with various issues over the past couple of years with bouts of stability but he must be given help & time pic.twitter.com/9tH0v8rQQC
- Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) December 12, 2018
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.
"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."