Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Ryan Mason retires: Gary Cahill admits he is ‘devastated’ to hear fellow pro has hung up his boots

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Ryan Mason retires: Gary Cahill admits he is ‘devastated’ to hear fellow pro has hung up his boots

CHELSEA skipper Gary Cahill admitted he was “devastated” to hear of  Ryan Mason’s retirement in a heartfelt tweet.

The former Hull midfielder, 26, fractured his skull last January after clashing heads with Cahill and was immediately rushed to hospital for life-saving surgery.

Gary Cahill and Ryan Mason clashed heads while challenging at a cornerCopyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

And unfortunately Mason never recovered from his injuries and was forced to quit football on medical advice.

Cahill, 32, tweeted: “Devastated to hear today’s news from Ryan.

“Competing for a corner is something we’ve done thousands of times and to see those consequences for a top professional like Ryan is heartbreaking.

“Sending all my love to him and his family, and wishing him the best for the future.”

Ryan Mason announced he was retiring from football after being advised to by doctorsInstagram @ryan8mason Gary Cahill was visibly upset as Ryan Mason was treated on the field and rushed to hospitalEPA

Cahill’s former team-mate Petr Cech – who also suffered a severe head injury – also shared his well wishes.

He wrote: “Yesterday was a sad day for one incredible young man .@RyanMason.

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“Although his story didn’t finish with ultimate happy ending , his determination , attitude and bravery he’s shown during his recovery is something to be admired and an inspiration for others ! All the best Ryan”.

Ryan Mason has been forced to retire on medical grounds over a year after the injuryNews Group Newspapers Ltd

Mason – who welcomed his first child George into the world in December – says he now has “no option” but to hang up his boots following medical advice.

Breaking the news, he wrote: “I can confirm that following specialist medical advice I am having to retire from playing professional football.

“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.

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“I am and always will be eternally grateful for the incredible network of people around me who have helped me to recover from what was a life-threatening injury in January 2017.

“Thank you to my amazing fiancee, Rachel, who has been by my side and lived every single day with me since the injury, helping to give me the strength I’ve needed no matter how tough things got.

“We are so lucky to have now become the proud parents of our perfect baby boy George.”


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