​After what will have undoubtedly been one of the most challenging and difficult years of Ryan Mason's life, the ​Hull City midfielder still found the time for some positive end of year reflection in what was a powerful New Year's Eve message.

Mason has been slowly working towards making a recovery from a horrendous injury sustained in January 2017 when he clashed with ​Chelsea defender Gary Cahil.


The two players' heads collided and Mason was left far worse following the challenge, leaving him in a condition whereby he needed to be stretchered off wearing an oxygen mask before being rushed to hospital to receive emergency treatment.

Almost a full year following the incident, the 26-year-old midfielder is yet to return to the game however, he does plan on making a comeback soon - undeniably a relief as many feared he would be forced to retire from the game.

Posting a heartfelt message to fans on Twitter, Mason revealed a gruesome image of the scar he copped for his challenge with Cahil as well as explaining how thankful he was for overcoming the injury.

In a touching message to fans, Mason took to Twitter, saying: "It’s hard to put into words the year I have had, it’s been a physical and mental challenge that I am proud to have overcome, and to end the year holding my son in my arms is a special feeling. Coming back stronger!"