Ryan Mason suffered a skull rupture on 22 January 2017 as a result of a collision with Gary Cahill in a match between Hull City and Chelsea, and that turns out to have been the last match of the midfielder in professional football. The Tigers and Mason announced on Tuesday that the 26-year-old Londoner immediately puts a point behind his career on medical advice.
After the collision Mason was in hospital for more than a week and then told him to’ be happy that he was still alive’. The midfielder did train with Hull again after his recovery, but did not play any more matches since the incident. On doctor’s advice it will not come out of this either:”I worked tirelessly on my return to the field. Unfortunately, after consulting with experts, by the risks involved in the nature of my injury, I have no other option but to stop “, Mason says in a statement.
Hull City says in a statement:”It is with deep regret that the club has to announce that Ryan Mason immediately withdraws from football after his head injury. Ryan has sought guidance from numerous world-famous neurologists and neurologists, all of whom have advised him not to return to professional football.
Mason went through Tottenham Hotspur’s youth education and made his debut in the main power of the Spurs in November 2008. The midfielder was then lent out to Yeovil Town, Doncaster Rovers, Millwall, Lorient and Swindon Town and played a total of more than fifty matches for Tottenham. In 2016 the move to Hull City was made in 2016, where his injury caused him to reach only twenty matches.