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Hull City confirm Ryan Mason skull fracture after clash of heads in Chelsea match

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Hull City have released an official statement confirming that Ryan Mason suffered a skull fracture in the clash of heads with Gary Cahill in Sunday’s match at Stamford Bridge, verifying earlier reports from the Mirror. Mason is now in stable condition fortunately.

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.

A further update will be issued tomorrow. ​

-source: Hull City AFC

The 25-year-old former Spurs midfielder received treatment for several minutes on the pitch Sunday before being stretchered off and taken directly to a local trauma center.

Gary Cahill carried on, perhaps unwisely, and wished his England teammate the very best after the game.

"I tried to get on the end of the cross. We smashed heads. I wish him all the very best."

-Gary Cahill; source: Football.London

Cahill was just one of many who were waiting for any news on Mason’s condition. Having once witnessed a similarly life-threatening injury with Petr Čech, we can only hope that Mason makes a full recovery.