Salomon Rondon's role in James McCarthy's horrific double leg break last season is something that still haunts the Newcastle striker, with the Venezuelan breaking down into tears when discussing the incident in a recent interview on Telemundo.
Rondon accidentally kicked McCarthy's leg during a tussle for the ball in a tie between West Brom and Everton 1st January, resulting in a double leg break for the Ireland midfielder, who has only recently returned to full fitness following a long spell on the sidelines:
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.
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.
Here's hoping that when Newcastle face Everton on the 5th of December, that McCarthy and Rondon will both be on the pitch to bring some closure to a rough period for both players.