Hull City have confirmed that midfielder Ryan Mason is now in a stable condition, after having suffered a fractured skull on Sunday.
The midfielder heavily collided with Chelsea defender Gary Cahill in Hull’s box 14 minutes into the Premier League clash. Referee Neil Swarbrick reacted by stopping the play, and the 25-year-old was immediately provided with attention and treatment by medical teams of both the clubs.
After receiving treatment for about six minutes, the Englishman was replaced by fellow teammate David Meyler while the medical team carried Mason off the field on a stretcher. He was taken to St Mary’s Hospital in London, where he underwent surgery on the injury.
And now, Hull City have released an official statement, providing an update on Mason’s condition.
The statement reads: “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.”