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Newcastle striker Rondon reduced to tears recalling McCarthy clash

Newcastle United striker Salomon Rondon was reduced to tears recalling his clash with Everton midfielder James McCarthy.

Rondon was at West Brom last January when he was involved in a freak clash with Everton midfielder McCarthy.

Newcastle striker Rondon went to kick the ball, caught McCarthy's leg and he suffered a serious leg break.

Venezuela international Rondon has now spoken about the incident again on Telemundo - and was struck down by emotion when recalling the moment.

"Life played me a bad turn because I was the one who experienced it (cries)… I'm crying because apart from the fact that he's a fellow professional, it was an injury that I actually felt when it happened... I'll never forget it… it was tough," said Rondon.

“Thanks to God, I didn't need the help of a psychologist because my family were there for me, but it's something that I never wanted to experience.

"In all of my naivety, I apologised to him, but it was totally unintentional. I didn't want it to happen and didn't think it would ever happen."

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