Ma­son forced to call it quits

Irish Examiner - Sport - - SOCCER -

Hull mid­fielder Ryan Ma­son has an­nounced his re­tire­ment from foot­ball due to the “risks in­volved” af­ter frac­tur­ing his skull.

The 26-year-old was in­volved in a col­li­sion with Chelsea’s Gary Cahill in Jan­uary 2017 which has kept him out of ac­tion ever since. Ma­son said: “I can con­firm that fol­low­ing spe­cial­ist med­i­cal ad­vice I am hav­ing to re­tire from play­ing pro­fes­sional foot­ball.

“I have worked tire­lessly in or­der to be able to re­turn to the pitch. Un­for­tu­nately, hav­ing taken ex­pert med­i­cal ad­vice, I now have no op­tion but to re­tire due to the risks in­volved given the na­ture of my in­jury.”

Ma­son, who started his ca­reer with Tot­ten­ham, had loan spells with the likes of Yeovil, Don­caster, Mill­wall, and Swin­don be­fore join­ing Hull in 2016.

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