The Hoops striker has been on special leave from playing since December as he deals with off-field issues, but the 28-year-old could be about to provide Neil Lennon with a timely boost ahead of the title run-in.
Commons, who played alongside Griffiths during his time at Parkhead, as well as under Lennon, wrote in his latest column for the Daily Mail: “Don’t be surprised if Leigh Griffiths fights his way back and plays a key part in Celtic’s run-in towards the end of the season.
“It’s my understanding that Griffiths is close to making his return following some off-field personal difficulties.
“He feels like he’s in a much better place mentally and is looking forward to getting back on the pitch and contributing.
“Neil Lennon certainly won’t rush him back – and nor should he.
“You can’t rush these things when someone has been having off-field problems. Lennon, let’s not forget, was the man who signed Griffiths for Celtic in 2014.
“He’ll put an arm round him and give him all the time he needs.
“From what I’m hearing, Lennon has spoken more to Griffiths over the past week than Brendan Rodgers did during the past two months.
“Having an experienced goalscorer like Griffiths available can only boost their chances of landing another Treble when the dust settles on a remarkable season.”
Celtic are without a midweek game this week after crucial wins over Hearts and Hibs over the last seven days, with striker Odsonne Edouard looking like he’s returning to his best after an injury-plagued few months.
However, how big a lift could Griffiths’ return have on the rest of the treble-chasing Celtic squad?
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