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Ryan Mason: Hull City midfielder forced to retire after fractured skull

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    Ryan Mason clashed heads with Gary Cahill in the first half of the Premier League match between Hull City and Chelsea on 22 January 2017

    Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason has been forced to retire at the age of 26 as a result of the fractured skull he suffered against Chelsea in 2017.

    Mason, who won one cap for England in 2015, had to have surgery after a clash of heads with defender Gary Cahill.

    His decision to retire follows “the guidance of numerous world-renowned neurologists and neuro surgeons”.

    He started his career with Tottenham and joined Hull for a club record fee, believed to be about £13m, in 2016.

    After eight minutes of treatment on the pitch during the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge in January 2017, Mason was given oxygen as he was carried off on a stretcher.

    He had surgery at St Mary’s Hospital in London, where he stayed for a week afterwards, and has since spoken of feeling “lucky to be alive”.

    Mason started training with the club again in May last year but no expected return date was ever given and then Tigers boss Leonid Slutsky said in August that “the question is not just about football but about his life” when the player went to see a third specialist.

    The Championship club said in a statement: “Ryan has sought the guidance of numerous world renowned neurologists and neuro surgeons, who have all advised that a return to competitive football is not advised.

    “Ryan would like to put on record his thanks to all at the Club who have aided his recovery to this point and he his is indebted to them for their support and compassion over the past 12 months.”

    Mason posted this picture on social media on 31 December, saying “it’s hard to put into words the year I have had”
    View the original article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43045432

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