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Ryan Mason returns to Spurs to work on coaching badges after retirement

Former Tottenham Hotspur player Ryan Mason has returned to the club to begin work on his coaching badges after retiring as a player in February, but remains uncertain about what he wants to do long-term.

Mason retired at the age of 26 after suffering a fractured skull while playing for Hull City at Chelsea in January last year.

He has spent the last two weeks at Hotspur Way, Spurs' Enfield training base, coaching the club's under-23s, while he has also appeared as a television pundit since his injury.

"I'm...

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Chelsea's Gary Cahill wishes Ryan Mason well after retirement decision

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill expressed his well wishes to former Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason, who was forced to announce his retirement earlier this week when he was unable to recover from a skull fracture sustained as the two collided in a game a year ago.

Cahill, writing in the programme notes before Chelsea's 4-0 victory against Hull in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Friday, said Mason's well-being was the most important thing on his mind entering the game.

"I was devastated to hear that...

 By PA Sport

Ryan Mason feels 'lucky' despite career-ending injury

Ryan Mason feels "lucky to be here" and admits the knowledge that playing football again could risk his life has helped him accept the early end to his career.

Mason announced his retirement from playing earlier this week, just under 13 months on from suffering a fractured skull in a sickening clash of heads with Chelsea defender Cary Cahill.

The 26-year-old former Hull and Tottenham midfielder, who won one England cap, told BBC Radio Five Live on Friday: "It's been quite sad and emotional but at...

Chelsea's Conte has no concerns about Gary Cahill's frame of mind

LONDON -- Antonio Conte insisted that he has no concerns over Gary Cahill's frame of mind following the forced retirement of Ryan Mason.

Mason announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 26 on Tuesday following the advice of medical professionals, after suffering a fractured skull in an aerial collision with Cahill during a Premier League match between Chelsea and Hull City in January 2017.

Cahill said he was "devastated" by the news in a Twitter post on Tuesday, but Conte...

'Special' Ryan Mason has place with Tottenham - Mauricio Pochettino

TURIN, Italy -- Mauricio Pochettino says the "door is open" for Ryan Mason to return to Tottenham after he announced his retirement as a player on Tuesday.

The club's former midfielder, who joined Hull City in summer 2016, was forced to retire aged 26 after suffering a fractured skull against Chelsea in January 2017, and the Spurs fans sang, "There's only one Ryan Mason" during the 2-2 draw with Juventus in the Champions League round-of-16 first leg in Turin.

Speaking after the game, Pochettino...

Tottenham's debt of gratitude to Ryan Mason, Pochettino's game-changer

Ryan Mason did not often score but when he did, it was often a goal that changed everything. Two of Mason's four goals for Tottenham, his boyhood team, were season-shifting strikes that helped alter the course of the football club he loves.

Mason's untimely confirmation he has retired as a player, aged 26, following a horrific head injury came hours before the biggest game in Spurs' recent history: Tuesday's Champions League round-of-16 first leg against Juventus. Were it not for their former...