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5 English players who retired early because of injuries

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Hull City v Crystal Palace - Premier League
Mason retired early because of a head injury

Athletes are never immune to injuries and the threat is higher when one plays in a contact sport like football

In recent times, the advancement in physiotherapy and general medicine have made recovery easier for footballers who pick up injuries.

Many players have had their footballing careers cut short due to Injuries in the last 20 years. However, quite a few were lucky to recover from the various career threatening tackles, while others have attained their best form since their injuries.

We have compiled 5 players in their 20’s who have had their professional careers cut short due to injuries.

#5 Ryan Mason

Chelsea v Hull City - Premier League
Mason suffered a fractured skull in a collision with Cahill

The Hull City player retired in February 2018 due to the severe head collision he had with Chelsea captain, Gary Cahill during their game at Stamford Bridge in January 2017.

The 26-year-old midfielder, who spent a week after in hospital after surgery on his fractured skull, said he was lucky to be alive after the collision.

Quite a few football fans around the world paid tribute to the former Spurs player after he announced his intention to retire from football.

A Tottenham youth graduate, Mason made his debut in 2008 but struggled to get regular game time at the club which is why he was loaned out to quite a few clubs.


He returned to Spurs in 2014 and had a good season with Mauricio Pocchetino's side in 2015 till he picked up an injury that ruled him out for several weeks.

Upon his return, he found it hard to break into the first team on a regular basis and left for Hull City in 2016.

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