Football world pays tribute to Ryan Mason following retirement announcement
Mason suffered a fractured skull in a clash with Chelsea’s Gary Cahill just over a year ago.
Ryan Mason has been inundated with well-wishes on social media after being forced to retire at the age of 26.
The Hull midfielder, who suffered a fractured skull in January 2017 in a clash with Chelsea’s Gary Cahill, announced on Tuesday morning that, following expert medical advice, he was not able to continue his career.
Absolutely gutted to hear @RyanMason is retiring. I’ve had the pleasure of playing with and against him over the years. A top guy who will be missed around the place. Good luck with everything in the future. pic.twitter.com/wmG7xuIOvq— DM (@DavidMeyler) February 13, 2018
Mason, who started his career at Tottenham, and had loan stints at Yeovil, Doncaster, Millwall, Lorient and Swindon before joining the Tigers in summer 2016, won one England cap, against Italy in March 2015.
We'd like to wish the very best to @RyanMason, who has sadly announced his retirement from football.— England (@England) February 13, 2018
Ryan made his #ThreeLions debut in our 2015 clash with Italy, having previously played for the #YoungLions at U19 and U20 level. pic.twitter.com/dcvPzFBmOz
Everybody at Chelsea Football Club sends our best wishes to Ryan Mason following his retirement. Good luck in whatever you choose to do next, Ryan.— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 13, 2018
Our thoughts are with @RyanMason who has made a difficult decision in announcing his retirement following a head injury in January 2017.— PFA | Professional Footballers' Association (@PFA) February 13, 2018
We wish Ryan and his family every success for the future. We are here to offer our full support, advice and guidance moving forward. pic.twitter.com/3qke2kMteK