RYAN MASON IS AWAKE AND TALKING AFTER EMERGENCY OPERATION

Hull City have confirmed that Ryan Mason is awake and speaking after he was rushed into surgery for a fractured skull sustained at Chelsea.

The midfielder received treatment for eight minutes in the 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge after a heavy collision with Chelsea captain Gary Cahill.

Mason was left with a fractured skull, which required surgery at St Mary’s Hospital.

Cahill and John Terry led a Chelsea delegation to visit Mason on Sunday, and Tigers captain Michael Dawson has also checked in on the 25-year-old.

A statement read: “The club can confirm that Ryan has been visited this morning at St Mary’s Hospital by club captain Michael Dawson, club doctor Mark Waller, head of medical Rob Price and club secretary Matt Wild.

“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.”

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