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Five months after suffering fractured skull, Hull's Ryan Mason is back in training

The midfielder was involved in a sickening clash of heads with Chelsea’s Gary Cahill.

HULL CITY MIDFIELDER Ryan Mason returned to light training today five months after a horrific clash of heads in a Premier League match with Chelsea resulted in him suffering a fractured skull.

The 26-year-old — Hull’s record signing last year when he joined from Tottenham Hotspur for £12 (€13.6) million — confessed to feeling lucky to be alive after being rushed to hospital following the clash with Chelsea’s Gary Cahill in late January.

However, Mason was today able to tweet:

Mason had 14 plates inserted into his skull and spent eight days in hospital. He lay prone on the ground for eight minutes after the clash, but visited the training ground in May to meet players and staff.

Chelsea v Hull City - Premier League - Stamford Bridge Source: EMPICS Sport

Mason was sorely missed as Hull ended up being relegated to the second-tier Championship. The Tigers, who appointed experienced Russian Leonid Slutsky last week as manager to replace Marco Silva, have not put a timescale on Mason’s return to full training.

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