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Devastating news as injury forces Championship star into early retirement



Hull City have released a statement confirming that midfielder Ryan Mason has been forced into retirement following a head injury sustained in January last year.

The 26-year-old fractured his skull in a horror injury suffered against Chelsea in the Premier League last season, and after consulting an array of world renowned neurologists and neurosurgeons has been advised that a return to football could jeopardise his future health.

Mason began his career with Tottenham Hotspur, graduating from the academy he joined in 1999 before linking up with Hull City in a near £13 million move in 2016.

Capped by England once following a string of promising displays for Spurs, Mason will sadly not return to the field for the sake of his health, and will perhaps consider an alternative career in the game.

The Verdict

Mason is a fantastic footballer with serious talent, and news that he will not return to the game is simply devastating.

The 26-year-old was on the verge of entering the peak years of his career, and this cruel blow is sure to have had a significant impact upon the player on both a physical and mental scale.

A year on from the injury, Mason must now turn his attentions to a different path within the game, with an abundance of opportunities sure to arise following his difficult decision to retire.

All fans can do now is to wish Mason the best for the future, but I wouldn’t bet against the player being back and involved in some capacity of football very soon.

Hull fans, let us know your thoughts.