Ryan Mason: "I feel lucky to be alive"

The Hull City player released a statement on Tuesday evening

Ryan Mason, Hull City

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Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason admits he feels "lucky to be alive" after suffering a fractured skull during a Premier League game against Chelsea.

Mason collided with Gary Cahill in the first half of their game at Stamford Bridge and medical staff took a little under 10 minutes to remove him from the field of play.

In a statement released today on the player's official Twitter account, Mason thanked the fans for their support during his recovery and described the incident as a "traumatic time for all invovled". 

"I would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming support that has been shown to me and my entire family over the last week or so," it read.

"It has been an emotional rollercoaster and I feel lucky to be alive, but I'm happy to say that I'm now at home resting and recovering.

"My fiancé & family have read so many messages of support to me over the past week. To have had so many people to send messages to me, including from fellow players, clubs (in particular the support shown to me from both Hull City and Tottenham Hotspur), so many fans, as well as the support I have received from the general public around the world has bee completely overwhelming."

With regards to his progress, he did not give a return date but said: "I will be taking each day as it comes and concentrating on my recovery."