Former Millwall loan signing explains decision to retire from playing football

By Richard Cawley

Former Millwall loanee Ryan Mason has spoken about his retirement from playing at the age of just 26 – and what made him decide to hang up his boots.

The midfielder had a temporary spell with the Lions at the same time as Harry Kane in the 2011-12 season.

He suffered a fractured skull while plauing for Hull City against Chelsea in 2017.

But a recent CT scan changed his comeback plans.

Mason said: “I can confirm that following specialist medical advice I am having to retire from playing professional football.

“I have worked tirelessly in order to be able to return to the pitch. Unfortunately, having taken expert medical advice I now have no option but to retire due to the risks involved given the nature of my injury.”