Hull City’s Ryan Mason is now in a stable condition after a fractured skull during the Chelsea clash forced him to go under the knife.
The squad just released a statement, which confirmed the player’s improve situation and allayed fears of him having a more serious injury.
“Ryan is in a stable condition and is expected to remain in hospital for the next few days. Everyone at the club would like to express their sincere thanks for the excellent and swift care given to Ryan,” the club shared.
Chelsea’s head honcho, Antonio Conte has also expressed his concern for Mason and wished him a speedy recovery.
Conte described the situation as a case of a “bad accident.” He added that even his player, Gary Cahill, did not feel good after the collision.
Cahill and Mason clashed heads during the first 13 minutes of the match. The impact caused by the said accident prevented both players from quickly getting up on their feet that Neil Swarbrick had to stop the match temporarily.
Footage show that both players were in great pain, but Cahill recovered immediately and continued with the match. Mason, apparently, had to be taken off on a stretcher.
“I tried to get on the end of the cross. We smashed heads. I wish him all the very best,” Cahill shared after the incident.
Mason’s former Tottenham teammates also expressed their support for the player.
With the said defeat, Hull was unable to leave the relegation zone. They are currently ranked 19 and is just a notch away from hitting rock bottom.
Meanwhile, Chelsea is now eight points clear at the top spot of the league table.