Tributes to Ryan Mason have been flooding in from the world of football after he announced his retirement from football.

The former Hull midfielder ​confirmed his decision to hang up his boots on Tuesday after fracturing his skull 13 months ago during a ​Premier League game with Chelsea.

The 26-year-old was involved in a collision with Chelsea defender Gary Cahill in January 2017 which has kept him out of action ever since. The former ​Tottenham player underwent surgery the day after the horror clash of heads, with Cahill among the supporters who visited him in hospital.

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Mason had been on the road to recovery and had been welcomed back into training by ​Championship side ​Hull, but on the advice of specialists, he was told to call his time on his nine-year playing career, where he played for seven different clubs and won one cap with England in a friendly against Italy.

Tributes have been flooding in from the great and good of football on Twitter following his retirement announcement: