Montpellier captain Yacouba Camara, injured Sunday on the lawn of Toulouse, suffers from a rupture of the cruciate ligament and will be absent until the end of the season.
“The bad news is Yacouba Camara who has a sprained knee. Here is what Philippe St-André said after his team’s defeat in Toulouse on Sunday evening (23-9) at the end of the 16th day of the Top 14. But it’s ultimately much worse than that! The captain of the MHR does not suffer from a sprain, but from a rupture of the cruciate ligament, as announced by his club on Monday afternoon after the additional examinations passed by the 28-year-old third line. He will have surgery in the coming weeks, specifies the French champion club. “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. Yacouba is a fighter and we know his values. He will come back to us stronger next season, ”says the Hérault coach, who hopes to be able to count on his player as soon as possible, under contract until June 2025.
Camara already forfeited for the World Cup?
This is the first major injury in the career of Yacouba Camara, who will therefore miss the entire end of the MHR season, which will have to do without him to move up the rankings. The champion club of France is indeed only eighth ten days from the end of the regular season, but only two points from sixth place. Camara will also be absent for the round of 16 of the Champions Cup in Exeter, where the Héraultais will not start as favorites. Package for the 6 Nations Tournament (he was replaced by Thomas Jolmes to prepare for the match in Italy on Sunday), the Aubervilliers native is starting a time trial to be reinstated for the World Cup, which begins on September 8. However, the player with 19 selections is not really part of Fabien Galthié’s small papers, since he has not worn the blue jersey since October 2019 and a World Cup match against Tonga, under the orders of Jacques Brunel .