Ex-Atletico Madrid and Spain midfielder Ignacio Camacho struggled to make an appearance for two years and now have declared his retirement.
At the age of 30 Wolfsburg midfielder, Ignacio Camacho has called time on his play career, after dealing with a chronic ankle injury.
In September 2018, former Atletico Madrid and Malaga man Camacho spent three seasons with Wolfsburg but never made a competitive appearance.
Despite undergoing five separate operations to resolve the problem, the ex-Spain international struggled to really recover, after he fractured his ankle in 2017 in a DFB-Pokal game against Hannover.
Wolfsburg stated that Camacho’s contract has been terminated, but he will remain at the club on a two-year internship program involving learning about the academy and other departments, this information was announced on the club official website on Monday.
“I fought non-stop to get back on the pitch,” Camacho said. “But I’m leaving safe in the knowledge that I did all that I could.”
“I gave it absolutely everything I’d got to get back to doing what I love best, and that’s playing football.”
“It wasn’t easy – I’ve been in pain every day over the last three years and, ultimately, it has prevented me from carrying on.”
“I’m very grateful to those who have helped me – it wasn’t easy for them either.”