Mason released from hospital after skull surgery

Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason has been released from hospital after fracturing his skull playing against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge just over a week ago.

The 25-year-old had surgery at St Mary's hospital in London following a clash of heads with Chelsea defender Gary Cahill in the first half of Hull's 2-0 defeat on 22 January.

A Hull statement read: "Ryan will now continue his recovery and early stages of rehabilitation at home and the club would once again like to place on record its thanks to everybody who has been involved in Ryan's care so far."

Mason has had a number of visitors in his last few days in hospital, including Chelsea captain John Terry, while he has received plenty of get well messages from the football fraternity around the world.

Hull's club doctor Mark Waller said: "The number of messages offering support during Ryan's recovery has been quite overwhelming.

"It is certainly true to say that the football family rallies around at times like this and we would like to thank everybody that has been in contact with us in recent days.

"We would also like to say a special 'thank you' to Julian Redhead and Kevin Tsang, two consultants who have been instrumental in Ryan's recovery to this point."