Sport Mason had 'no option' but to retire

15:52  13 february  2018
15:52  13 february  2018 Source:   Goal.com

Cech pays tribute to Mason after injury-enforced retirement

  Cech pays tribute to Mason after injury-enforced retirement After a head injury forced former England international Ryan Mason to retire from football, Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech paid tribute.Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has paid tribute to Ryan Mason after the Hull City midfielder was forced to retire from football due to injury.

"I have worked tirelessly in order to be able to return to the pitch," Mason said in a statement. "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."

Ryan Mason has revealed he had " no option " but to retire following the head injury he sustained at Chelsea in January 2017. Hull City midfielder Mason announced his retirement on Tuesday, having been advised that a return to competitive action would be against his best interests.

RyanMason - Cropped: Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason © Provided by Goal Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason

Ryan Mason has revealed he had "no option" but to retire following the head injury he sustained at Chelsea in January 2017.

Hull City midfielder Mason announced his retirement on Tuesday, having been advised that a return to competitive action would be against his best interests.

The 26-year-old fractured his skull in a clash of heads with Gary Cahill at Stamford Bridge, requiring surgery, and previously claimed that he felt "lucky to be alive" after the incident.

"I can confirm that following specialist medical advice I am having to retire from playing professional football," Mason said in a statement.

Ryan Mason retires from football due to head injury

  Ryan Mason retires from football due to head injury After sustaining a serious head injury against Chelsea in 2017, Hull City's Ryan Mason has had to retire from football.Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason has been forced to retire from football following the head injury he sustained at Chelsea in January 2017, the Championship club have confirmed.

ENGLAND international Ryan Mason has been forced to retire aged just 26 on medical advice. 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.

Hull midfielder Ryan Mason has been forced to retire from football, over a year after he fractured his skull in a Premier League match against Chelsea. '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

"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.

"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 fiance, 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."

Mason is a product of the Tottenham youth system and won his only England cap against Italy in March 2015 before departing for Hull in the August of the following year.

"I am so proud to have come through the ranks to play for my club, the club I love," he added. "To have had the honour of captaining the team fills me with immense pride.

"Representing my country is an honour that nobody can ever take away from me and something that I am so proud to have achieved.

"I'm retiring from the game with my head held high having done everything in my power over these past 13 months to have given myself every opportunity to return to the pitch.

"I love the game, I always will and I am excited to see where football will take me next."

McLaren refusing to rule out Hamilton reunion .
Zak Brown has hinted he would be willing to reunite Lewis Hamilton with his former team McLaren should the Briton decide to not sign a new contract with Mercedes. Hamilton enters the final year of his current contract with the Silver Arrows this year, but is expected to re-sign for the reigning world champions to continue his long-term relationship with Mercedes-Benz. The four-time world champion signed with McLaren at the age of 13, eventually earning a seat in Formula 1 for the Woking outfit in 2007 – where he raced for five years. Executive director Brown says he would be open to reacquainting Hamilton at McLaren in 2019 should the 32-year-old opt for a fresh challenge in his career. “I don’t think there’s a team in the pitlane that wouldn’t be interested in having Lewis drive for them, us included,” Brown told reporters, quoted by Reuters. “If anyone got Lewis, it would be great for the team. He has a great history here and he is very friendly with the shareholders.” Hamilton’s future in the sport has been debated, with the record pole-sitter citing a desire to go into a new career once he retires from racing, something Brown believes will be key to when he decides to hang up his helmet. ”I am going to guess that he’s contemplating how much longer he wants to go. If you’re Lewis, with what you’ve done with Mercedes and where Mercedes are headed, you’d re-sign with the team,” he added. ”He’s talked about when he stops, so that would be my guess. I can’t imagine it’s money or the quality of the team. ”He just might be going ‘let me see how this year goes, what’s the rush? They’re not going to sell the seat from underneath me’. That would be my speculation. “We might find they actually have signed and are just not telling us.

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