Rondon left in tears after McCarthy challenge

Last updated : 21 January 2018 By Site Editor

Salomon Rondon was left in tears after James McCarthy broke his leg following a second half challenge. 

The striker saw his attempted shot blocked by the leg of McCarthy and resulted in the Irishman with a compound fracture of his right tibia and fibula. 

"I am absolutely devastated after such an unfortunate incident," said Rondon.

"I feel really sorry for James.

"Rivalries are forgotten about when a colleague suffers such an unlucky injury.

"Even if the move had resulted in a goal, I would have preferred not to score if it meant an opponent avoided suffering such a terrible injury.

"I wish James a speedy recovery and hope to see him back playing again soon."