Hull City: Ryan Mason, 26, Retires From Football With Immediate Effect Due To Fractured Skull Suffered Last Season

Chris Wright

13th, February 2018


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Hull City have regretfully announced that Ryan Mason has been forced to retire from football at the age of 26 as a result of the fractured skull he suffered while playing for the Tigers last season.

Mason collided with Chelsea’s Gary Cahill in a Premier League match in January of 2017 and was rushed to hospital, later revealing he had an “out of body experience” in the ambulance on the way.

Hull posted the following statement on their official website:

It is with deep regret that the club has to announce that, following the head injury suffered on 22nd January 2017, Ryan Mason is to retire from football with immediate effect.

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.

After coming through at Tottenham, the nifty central-midfielder went on to make 20 appearances for Hull and earned one cap for England.

What a damn shame. By all accounts, Mason has fought tooth and nail to fight his way back to fitness over the past year, but the injury he suffered was just too serious to risk returning to competitive football.

The correct decision has been made, albeit a undoubtedly painful one for a lad who joined Spurs as an eight-year-old almost two decades ago.

Here’s wishing him the very best of luck in whatever he goes on to do.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Very unfortunate for the lad and a total random accident, but let’s not go over-board with the out-pouring of grief just yet shall we. This isn’t some League 2 player who was picking up £1,000 a week with a mortgage to pay off and needs to find a new job to survive; this is a 26 year old multi-millionaire who will probably get a 7 or 8 figure insurance payoff on top of the rest of his £40-60k a week contract payoff, and will no doubt be offered a safe coaching job at Hull or Spurs or the like on a “measly” few grand a week for as long as he wants, as a gesture to keep him involved with the game. – I do feel for the lad having his career cut short, but it could have been a lot, lot worse and he’s still in a very privileged position to be able to do anything anywhere in the world, with none of the financial worries 99% of other people will have for the next 50 years of his life.

  2. Pete says:

    Ah yes, it’s of the utmost importance that we qualify this man’s sudden and unfortunate end to his career. Yes, yes, let’s not in our haste forget to feel feelings of envy and jealousy. Those are important as well with regards to this man’s fractured skull which ended his career short.

  3. Steve says:

    You must be an absolute hoot at parties.

  4. Anonymous says:

    The bloke isn’t brain damaged, he isn’t a drooling vegetable, he hasn’t forgotten 4 letters of the alphabet, his 6 times table or how to spell his own name; he’s just no longer considered medically fit enough to safely take part in a contact sport which has the potential to do significant damage to him. It’s absolutely very disappointing for him, but it’s not the end of the world. If you want to virtue signal your deepest sympathies so everyone knows how wonderfully compassionate you are, perhaps you could go find a REAL tragedy to do it over – there are thousands out there every day (or doesn’t it count unless it involves an injured footballer?!?)

  5. nn4 says:

    Maybe put yourself in his expensive shoes and wake up the next day knowing that your childhood passion (and livelihood) was taken away in one tiny instance. Sometimes, humans can see beyond the material and just feel for the guy.

    • JP says:

      unless you’re ‘Anonymous’ it would seem! It’s considered poor form to feel anything other than contempt for young English players, unless they play for Bogtrotter Utd and used to have a part time job as a plasterer. Do we love an Underdog or do we just really resent successful people?

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