Hull City's Ryan Mason insists he is as determined as ever to return to first-team football for the Tigers
The potentially life-threatening injury will require Mason's continual patience with the need to err on the side of caution as he still has to wait for his skull to fuse together properly before he can return to football.
Speaking on Sky Sports' The Debate, Mason said of his recovery: "
He explained: "Right now I'm just waiting. It's a bit of patience and the club have been great, the chairman's been good. They are fully backing me and hopefully once it's fused together fine there won't be any problems.
"The doctor at the club and the chairman are seeking some advice. We are in the process of getting something made so I think that will probably be the sensible thing to do.
"I'm not going to play again unless it heals. It is healing and it will heal. So when it does heal I'll have that added protection, for my family's sake as well, for their piece of mind," he added.