Ryan Mason Has Announced His Retirement from Football at the Age of 26

Mason couldn't recover from last season's skull fracture.

February 13th 2018

Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason has been unfortunately been forced to retire at the age of 26 as a result of the head injury he suffered against Chelsea in 2017.

His decision to retire follows “the guidance of numerous world-renowned neurologists and neuro surgeons” who have worked with Mason closely after he fractured his skull.

Despite having “worked tirelessly” to play again, Mason said, “the risks involved had given him no option but to retire”.

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Tigers boss Leonid Slutsky said in August that “the question is not just about football but about his life” after Mason went to see a third specialist.

The Championship club said in a statement: “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.

Plenty of other clubs, pros, and pundits from the world of football also wished Mason the best after his decision.