Latest health updates after footballer fractured skull at Chelsea
Tuesday January 24
1pm on Tuesday: Hull City confirmed that Ryan Mason "continues to make excellent progress" after sustaining a skull fracture in Sunday’s game against Chelsea.
The club said: “He will continue to be closely monitored by staff at St Mary’s Hospital over the next few days, whilst also remaining in contact with our medical team to assess his progress.
“There will be no further updates from the club until there are any changes in Ryan’s condition. We also ask that people respect Ryan & his family’s privacy whilst he remains in hospital.”
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Monday January 23
Monday evening: Mason’s family thanked the medical teams and everyone who has posted messages wishing Mason well after the accident.
Their statement said: “We would like to take this opportunity to express out sincere thanks and gratitude for the overwhelming support shown to Ryan during what has been an extremely traumatic 24 hours.
"The well wishes and support that we've received as a family from such a large number of players, managers, clubs, fans and everyone involved in football – as well as even from people outside of the sport – has helped give Ryan and all of the family great strength during this incredibly difficult time.
"We would also like to send a special thank you to the superb medical teams at Hull City, Chelsea and St Mary's Hospital. The manner in which the situation was handled and dealt with was impeccable and we are incredibly grateful for everything that they have done and continue to do.”
The family added: “Ryan is in a stable condition and will be continually monitored over the coming days. The club will continue to provide regular updates as and when there is news to report."
12.45pm on Monday: Hull City issued a statement saying that Mason spoke to club staff during a visit on Monday morning.
Hull City said: “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.
“Ryan and his family have also been extremely touched by the overwhelming support they have received and would very much like to thank all of those who have posted such positive comments both on social media and in the press over the last 24 hours.”
Premier League and Football League clubs send best wishes to Ryan Mason
Mon, January 23, 2017
Premier League and Football League clubs have been quick to send their best wishes to Ryan Mason after the Hull City midfielder suffered a fractured skull against Chelsea
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Football clubs all over the country have sent best wishes to Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason
Sunday January 22
The Hull City player suffered a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain in a clash of heads with Chelsea’s Gary Cahill at Stamford Bridge.
Mason was given oxygen while being treated on pitch at Stamford Bridge before being rushed to St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington.
The 25-year-old footballer underwent emergency surgery at hospital where Cahill, John Terry and Chelsea’s assistant coach Steve Holland spent time with Mason’s parents.
There was a huge outpouring of support with shocked fans and footballers sending him their best wishes.
Mason’s fiancée Rachel Peters posted an image on her Instagram page on Monday night saying: "Life is tough my darling but so are you."