Hull midfielder Ryan Mason has undergone surgery after fracturing his skull in a clash of heads during the Premier League match against Chelsea.
The 25-year-old Mason “is in a stable condition and is expected to remain in the hospital for the next few days,” Hull said in a statement.
The Englishman was taken to the neurosurgery unit at a hospital close to Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge after the collision with Chelsea defender Gary Cahill as they went to head the ball.
Mason received treatment for almost 10 minutes on the field before departing on a stretcher, while receiving oxygen.
“Everyone at the club would like to express their sincere thanks for the excellent and swift care” at the hospital, Hull said.
Cahill did manage to return to action after receiving treatment despite doubts about his condition. He scored Chelsea’s second goal in a 2-0 victory and completed the game.
“It was a bad accident with Gary and, I must be honest after the first half also Gary wasn’t really good,” Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said. “He decided to continue the game. It was very bad this accident.”