Ryan Mason Speaking, In Stable Condition After Fracturing Skull At Chelsea
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Ryan Mason’s club, Hull City, have confirmed that the midfielder is in stable condition and has been speaking at the hospital after fracturing his skull against Chelsea on Sunday.
Mason underwent surgery after a gruesome clash of heads with Chelsea’s Gary Cahill. Cahill was deemed fit to continue for Chelsea, but Mason was stretchered off while receiving oxygen to a standing ovation from Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge supporters.
A statement from Hull reads: “Ryan has been visited this morning at St Mary’s Hospital by club captain Michael Dawson, club doctor Mark Waller, head of medical Rob Price and club secretary Matt Wild.
“Ryan has been speaking of the incident yesterday and will continue to be monitored at the hospital over the coming days where the club will remain in close contact with Ryan, his family and the staff at St Mary’s.”
— Hull City (@HullCity) January 22, 2017
The response of the medical teams from both Hull City and Chelsea have been praised, along with the quick response from referee Neil Swarbrick and the Accident and Emergency department and Neurosurgery Unit at St Mary’s Hospital.
Along with the visit from Hull City members, Chelsea’s Cahill, club captain John Terry and assistant manager Steve Holland went to the hospital and spent time with Mason’s family.