Hull City have confirmed that Ryan Mason suffered fractured skull during Sunday’s match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
The midfielder is in a stable condition and recovering in hospital.
The 25-year-old jammed his head with Chelsea’s Gary Cahill in the 13th minute and was stretchered off. He lost consciousness moments later and was placed on life support.
🔶◾️ | Club Statement – Ryan Masonhttps://t.co/qo4EGeEa1Xpic.twitter.com/1F9e17XpSP
— Hull City (@HullCity)January 22, 2017
Hull City FC released an official statement on their website, saying: “The Club can confirm that Ryan Mason sustained a skull fracture in our fixture at Chelsea this afternoon.
“He was taken to St Mary’s Hospital where he has undergone surgery.
“Ryan is in a stable condition and is expected to remain in hospital for the next few days.
“Everyone at the Club would like to express their sincere thanks for the excellent and swift care given to Ryan by both the Accident and Emergency department and Neurosurgery Unit at St Mary’s Hospital…”
Today 23 January, Hull City updated their information of Mason’s hospitalization, saying that the injured player was visited by Club Captain Michael Dawson, Club Doctor Mark Waller, Head of Medical Rob Price and Club Secretary Matt Wild.
The football club management said Mason has been talking about Sunday’s incident, but assured he’s being monitored for any complications.
The player’s family has been in close contact with the club.
According to a report from the Premier League, Mason’s family expressed gratitude for the overwhelming support and social media comments they’ve so far received from fans and well wishers.
Image shows Diego Costa celebrating his goal for Chelsea.
Chelsea won 2-0 thanks to first and second half goals from Diego Costa and Gary Cahill.
With the victory against Hull City, Chelsea retains their position as league leaders at 55 points, an 8-point gap from second place holders Arsenal (47).
A report from International Business Times quotes Cahill as saying: “I tried to get on to the cross and we smashed heads. It was a massive impact. I wish him all the very best and I hope there’s no serious injury.”
Chelsea coach Antonio Conte said: “First of all, everyone at Chelsea wants to wish [Mason] the best. It was a bad accident with Gary.
“After the first half, it wasn’t really good with Gary, but we decided to continue with him. It was very bad, this accident. Everyone at Chelsea hopes to see [Mason] recovered and on the pitch very soon.”