GRIFFIN INJURY SET BACK
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Griffin has not played for the first team this year because of the injury, and has yet to make a mark in the Toon since his £1.5 million transfer from Nationwide League side Stoke.
Hopes of a come-back for the youngster were boosted by an appearance for the reserves against Sunderland last week but a recurrence of the injury have set back any plans for an assault on the first team for at least a couple of months.
Griffin told reporters that he is upset by the news and fears the injury stems from his youth.
It`s a real sickener, I think it goes back to when I was 16 or 17ÇªI must have had a stress fracture in my back."