Hull midfielder, Ryan Mason has retired from football after suffering a fractured scull during his side’s 2-0 premier league loss against Chelsea last January.
The former Tottenham player suffered the injury after he clashed heads with Chelsea defender Gary Cahill.
Cahill continued the game and later scored the second goal of the match.
Mason was however taken to hospital where he has undergone surgery.
He was however yet to play a professional match since that incident and has now decided to retire from football.
“ It is with deep regret that the Club has to announce that, following the head injury suffered on 22nd January 2017, Ryan Mason is to retire from football with immediate effect. “ A club statement read
“ Ryan has sought the guidance of numerous world renowned neurologists and neuro surgeons who have all advised that a return to competitive football is not advised.
“Ryan would like to put on record his thanks to all at the Club who have aided his recovery to this point and he his is indebted to them for their support and compassion over the past 12 months.”