Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths is taking an indefinite break from football to deal with personal issues.
Manager Brendan Rodgers announced the news at a press conference this afternoon, saying that Griffiths has had some ongoing issues over the last couple of months.
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.
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.
Griffiths joined Celtic from Hibernian in 2014, and has a hugely impressive 104 goals in 198 games for the Hoops. He has scored just twice in the nine league appearances this season.