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Ryan Mason forced into early retirement from football

Ryan Mason forced into early retirement from football

Mason retires from professional football at 26

Ryan Mason has called time on his professional career after taking medical advice on a skull fracture sustained during a head clash with Chelsea's Gary Cahill last year.

The one-time England international was initially expected to return to first-team action with Hull City in 2018, but unfortunately he had medical complications which restricted him from making a comeback.

Mason started his professional career with Tottenham Hotspur back in 2008, but he had to wait until the 2014/15 season under Mauricio Pochettino in order to become a regular.

After making 70 appearances in all competitions, the 26-year-old strived for regular playing time with the Tigers, but he could manage just 20 more appearances before he succumbed to a career-ending injury.

He said in a statement, published on Hull's official website: "I have worked tirelessly in order to be able to return to the pitch. Unfortunately, having taken expert medical advice I now have no option but to retire due to the risks involved given the nature of my injury."