Hull’s Ryan Mason talking after head clash

Hull City player Ryan Mason is reportedly recovering well in hospital after a head clash in their game against Chelsea on Sunday.

Hull said that club officials visited Mason after he sustained a fractured skull in a collision with Chelsea's Gary Cahill, which required surgery at St Mary's Hospital in London.

"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,” the club said in a statement.

Hull captain Michael Dawson and Chelsea skipper John Terry also reportedly dropped by to check on him.

Mason's family released a statement saying: "We would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude for the overwhelming support shown to Ryan during an extremely traumatic 24 hours."

"We would also like to send a special thank you to the medical teams at Hull City, Chelsea and St Mary's Hospital."

Mason is tipped to make a full recovery and could return to the field at the start of next season.

“Ryan Mason would be expected to follow a gradual return to play protocol and the first step is complete rest, which means no stimulation,” said Michael Grey, a head injury expert at the University of East Anglia. “Then, after complete rest, comes gentle exercise, all with continuous monitoring to check there are no symptoms, no fatigue or dizziness or headaches.”