Ryan Mason stable after fracturing skull in Hull defeat at Chelsea

Ryan Mason, the Hull City Midfielder who fractured his skull when he collided with Chelsea’s Gary Cahill in Sunday’s league defeat at Stamford Bridge is in a stable condition, the club has confirmed.

The midfielder underwent surgery at St Mary’s hospital London, where he was rushed to after the injury and he expected to be kept at the hospital for some days.

A statement from Hull said: “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.”

The 25-year-old former Tottenham player and Gary Cahill collided in Hull’s box after 14 minutes but the Chelsea player returned to the field while Mason received treatment for around six minutes before departing on a stretcher receiving oxygen.

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The match eventually ended 2-0 in favour of Chelsea with goals from Diego Costa and defender Garry Gahil.