Ryan Mason retires from football at the age of 26
Midfielder fractured his skull in 2017.
Hull midfielder Ryan Mason has announced his retirement from football due to the “risks involved” after fracturing his skull.
The 26-year-old was involved in a collision with Chelsea defender Gary Cahill in January 2017 which has kept him out of action ever since.
Mason, who has one England cap, said in a statement: “I can confirm that following specialist medical advice I am having to retire from playing professional football.
🔶◾️ | It is with deep regret that the Club has to announce, following the head injury suffered on 22nd January 2017, @RyanMason is to retire from football with immediate effect ➡️ https://t.co/ccKiMlH6ZK pic.twitter.com/uNQ6mALO35— Hull City (@HullCity) February 13, 2018
“I have worked tirelessly in order to be able to return to the pitch. Unfortunately, having taken expert medical advice, I now have no option but to retire due to the risks involved given the nature of my injury.”
Mason, who started his career with Tottenham, had loan spells with the likes of Yeovil, Doncaster, Millwall and Swindon before joining Hull in 2016.
He won his sole England cap against Italy in March 2015.