Ryan Mason has spoke candidly about his retirement from football by revealing that he still has dreams about scoring goals for Tottenham Hotspur.
Mason’s career came to a cruel end at age 25 when he suffered a fractured skull when he collided with Chelsea’s Gary Cahill during a match for Hull City at Stamford Bridge in January 2017. He had been working towards a comeback but retired on doctor’s advice.
The impact of the collision was so serious that the midfielder underwent surgery just 61 minutes after the incident, with neurosurgeons at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington inserting 14 metal plates and 42 staples into his skull.
The former Spurs and England international opened up about his situation whilst appearing as a pundit on BT Sport’s panel for the match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea on Saturday.
He told BT Sport: “Some mornings I wake up and I’ve had a dream that I’m scoring for Tottenham.”
“I’d be putting my life at risk if I stepped onto a football pitch.”
This is moving…
"Some mornings I wake up and I've had a dream that I'm scoring for Tottenham."
"I'd be putting my life at risk if I stepped onto a football pitch."@RyanMason opens up on #PLTonight about being forced to retire at the age of 26… pic.twitter.com/7KA2DwfWyS
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 24, 2018
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