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Tuesday 11 December 2018

Ryan Mason retires from football at the age of 26

Midfielder fractured his skull in 2017.

Ryan Mason has retired
Ryan Mason has retired

By Press Association Sport Staff

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.

“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.

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