Abdoul Camara spent 18 months at Derby County.

Former Derby County winger Abdoul Camara could be set to retire from football, after it was revealed he has a serious injury problem following knee ligament trouble suffered at the end of 2017.

Guingamp have announced on their official website that Camara’s contract has been terminated with the club after being declared unable to continue.

Camara was once dubbed one of the fastest players in the French top-flight, according to Frenchfootballweekly, and it was his performances for Angers which prompted Derby to sign him in January 2016.

The speedy winger signed a three-and-a-half-year deal at Pride Park, but struggled to make an impact with the Rams, as they missed out on promotion to the Premier League with defeat in the Championship playoffs.

Camara, despite having plenty of promise, made just 20 Championship appearances for Derby over 18 months, before having his contract mutually terminated in the summer of 2017.


The 28-year-old returned to France with Guingamp, and it was there the Guinea-born winger suffered a horrible knee injury last year, which has ruled him out of action for the past nine months.

After going through further examinations on his injury, it has been decided by medical staff associated with the French club that the player can’t continue playing football.

Derby fans expected big things from a player with so much raw speed and trickery, but unfortunately like many signings in the 2014/15 campaign, Camara never lived up to the hype, and now looks likely to have to start thinking about life after playing football.

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