Sport Cech pays tribute to Mason after injury-enforced retirement

20:26  14 february  2018
20:26  14 february  2018 Source:

Ryan Mason retires from football due to head injury

  Ryan Mason retires from football due to head injury After sustaining a serious head injury against Chelsea in 2017, Hull City's Ryan Mason has had to retire from football.Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason has been forced to retire from football following the head injury he sustained at Chelsea in January 2017, the Championship club have confirmed.

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Ryan Mason has had to retire from football due to a head injury The Hull City ace sustained the problem against Chelsea last season Tottenham have paid tribute to their former player after this sad news

Ryan Mason: Former Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason © Provided by Goal Former Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has paid tribute to Ryan Mason after the Hull City midfielder was forced to retire from football due to injury.

Mason suffered a skull fracture during a collision with Chelsea defender Gary Cahill in a match last January and the former Tottenham player, who has not played since, confirmed his retirement on Tuesday.

Cech has worn protective headwear during games ever since he sustained a similar injury after colliding with Stephen Hunt during a Premier League match between Chelsea and Reading in 2006.

The veteran goalkeeper has supported Mason throughout his attempt to return to the pitch and Cech paid tribute to the 26-year-old via social media.

"Yesterday was a sad day for one incredible young man," Cech wrote on Twitter. "Ryan Mason.

"Although his story didn't finish with ultimate happy ending, his determination, attitude and bravery he's shown during his recovery is something to be admired and an inspiration for others!

"All the best Ryan."

Mason won a single cap for England, against Italy in 2015, and made 70 appearances for Tottenham, where he had come through the youth system, before joining Hull.

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