The Scotland international has sat out Celtic’s last two matches, the win over Hearts and draw with Kilmarnock, due to illness but is expected to be fit for Sunday’s visit of Aberdeen.
But, earlier today, the 27-year-old worried some of his followers on social media by posting these images to his Instagram story:
Of course, as you’d probably expect, Hoops fans have noticed the posts and quickly set about helping Griffiths realise just how much he’s loved in the East End of Glasgow:
Love you @Leighgriff09 💚
— Mitch The Bitch (@M_Mitch0408) May 10, 2018
Leigh Griffiths mental health clearly isn’t in a good position right now, this could also be affecting his game play. Nothing worse than someone suffering so all hope he gets the right support he needs to fight through it:(
— abbi h (@AbbiHutton) May 10, 2018
From what I’ve heard/seen Leigh Griffiths has got issues and I wish them the best
— Lachy (@Lachy67_) May 10, 2018
No sure if Leigh Griffiths picture is about him or someone else but i hope whoever it is talks to someone. Many good & approachable people out there.
— Chris (@BigDoc87) May 10, 2018
No sure what the score is with Leigh Griffiths just now, apparently he’s dealing with some mental health issues. If that is the case, I hope he’s ok. No one deserves to be struggling inside their own mind. It isn’t fun and it isn’t fair.
— Ouiseau (@McVey_90) May 10, 2018
Praying everything is okay with Leigh Griffiths 🙏🏻💚
— O w a i n (@OwainBanks) May 10, 2018
Really concerned about Leigh Griffiths hope hes awryt
— Nic🍀 (@_nicmillar) May 10, 2018
Hoping and praying that Leigh Griffiths has a speedy recovery from whatever he’s currently suffering from 🍀
— Diabeto67 🍀 (@Diabeto67) May 10, 2018
Mental health is such a crucial issue in today’s society but is sometimes overlooked when it comes to sportspeople, who sometimes seem invincible to onlookers.
Perhaps it’s worth remembering that footballers are just humans at the end of the day like everybody else.
Fingers crossed Leigh feels better soon!