Ryan Mason retires due to skull fracture: Hull City, England midfielder retires aged 26

GARY Cahill has released a statement speaking about his “devastation” after Hull City and England midfielder Ryan Mason announced his retirement from football after failing to recover from a fractured skull.

Mason’s injury was caused by an accidental clash of heads with Cahill in a sickening collision in January 2017 and has not played since, retiring aged 26.

“Devastated to hear today’s news from Ryan,” tweeted Cahill.

“Competing for a corner is something we’ve done thousands of times and to see those consequences for a top professional like Ryan is heartbreaking.

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