The captain and international third line of Montpellier Yacouba Camara suffers from a rupture of the cruciate ligaments of a knee and puts an end to his season, announced Monday the Hérault club, the day after the defeat conceded in Toulouse (23-9) .
“After additional examinations carried out on Monday, the third line suffers from a rupture of the cruciate ligament. Yacouba should have surgery in the coming weeks”MHR said in a statement. “It’s a blow for us. We are losing our captain for the rest of the season, but he will remain in support of the team”testified the manager Philippe Saint-André.
At 28, Yacouba Camara (17 caps), used in the second line in the absence of internationals Paul Willemse or Florian Verhaeghe, was injured on Sunday during the meeting in Toulouse counting for the 16th day of Top 14.
His injury comes as the captain of Montpellier had been recalled to the France team for the first time since the last World Cup in Japan to prepare for the next Six Nations Tournament. After participating in the first internship in Cape Breton in an expanded group of 42 players, he was released by coach Fabien Galthié.
In less than a week, Montpellier has just lost two experienced players, center Geoffrey Doumayrou, also with a knee injury, and therefore Yacouba Camara. The French champion, connected to alternating current, occupies 8th place in the Top 14 before receiving Toulon on Saturday.
Written with AFP.