Hull City release statement on Ryan Mason's skull fracture injury
Hull City has confirmed that footballer Ryan Mason suffered a skull fracture against Chelsea this afternoon, but is in stable condition.
The player looked to be in a serious condition on the pitch after the collision with Gary Cahill and had to be stretchered off the field. Hull City later confirmed that he was brought to hospital. Oxygen was administered to the player on the pitch, and his neck was put in a brace.
Speaking after the game, manager Marco Silva said: "I imagine in this moment that he will stay in hospital. I hope nothing serious, but we'll see.
"I don't know [if he is awake]. His doctor told me he was in the hospital and we await news.”
The club has now confirmed that the 25-year-old has undergone surgery, and is in a stable condition. The club added that he is expected to remain in St. Mary's Hospital for the next few days.
The statement finished: "Everyone at the Club would like to express their sincere thanks for the excellent and swift care given to Ryan by both the Accident and Emergency department and Neurosurgery Unit at St Mary’s Hospital."