Derby County captain Richard Keogh has had his contract terminated following an internal disciplinary hearing.
The 33-year-old Republic of Ireland defender suffered a serious knee injury after he was involved in a car accident with Wales international Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett on September 24.
Lawrence and Bennett, who later admitted to drink-driving charges, were both fined the equivalent of six weeks' wages - the maximum contractual limit - by Derby.
A club statement on Wednesday evening following the hearing, read:
Keogh joined the Rams from Coventry in 2012 and went on to make 356 appearances, leading Frank Lampard's side to last season's Sky Bet Championship play-off final against Aston Villa at Wembley.<
A statement given to the PA news agency continued:
Lawrence, 25, and Bennett, 23, appeared in court to answer charges of drink-driving on October 15.
The pair had initially fled from the scene of the crash - which happened after a team bonding day that finished in the Joiner's Arms pub in Derby - but returned about 45 minutes later and were arrested.
Both players admitted drink-driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident. They were ordered to do 180 hours of unpaid work and were disqualified from driving for two years.