Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason was stretchered off the Stamford Bridge pitch on Sunday evening, after clashing heads with Chelsea's Gary Cahill during the Tigers' 2-0 defeat in the Premier League.
After several conflicting reports, the club released the statement that the England international was in a stable condition, but underwent surgery as a result of the skull fracture he suffered in the collision.
Almost immediately, tributes flooded in, starting with Mason's fellow Humberside t eammates...
Stay strong mate @RyanMason — Robert snodgrass (@robsnodgrass7) January 22, 2017
Thoughts are with @RyanMason and his family — andrew robertson (@andrewrobertso5) January 22, 2017
Thoughts go out to mase and his family — Sam Clucas (@samclucas) January 22, 2017
Get well soon mate @RyanMason— Ahmed Elmohamady (@Elmo_27) January 22, 2017
Praying @RyanMason will be ok — Alex Bruce (@AlexBruce84) January 22, 2017
Stay strong @RyanMason— Markus Henriksen (@HenrixMarkus) January 22, 2017
thoughts are with you @RyanMason — Greg Luer (@luergreg) January 22, 2017
Stay strong mase @RyanMason— JT (@JoshuaTymon) January 22, 2017
Get well soon @RyanMason — Will Mannion (@will_mannion) January 22, 2017
thoughts are with Mase and his family @RyanMason— Jarrod Bowen (@jarrodbowen_) January 22, 2017
Ex-teammates and fellow top flight footballers were also keen to show their support for the former Tottenham Hostpur man...
Stay strong @RyanMason ❤— Harry Kane (@HKane) January 22, 2017
During times like these teams and colours make no difference. Get well soon @RyanMason — Héctor Bellerín (@HectorBellerin) January 22, 2017
Great result for us. Always positive. 落
Best wishes to Ryan Mason, as a player never nice to see things like that — Nathaniel Chalobah (@chalobah) January 22, 2017
Get well soon @RyanMason I'm sure you'll recover quickly.— César Azpilicueta (@CesarAzpi) January 22, 2017
Wishing @RyanMason a very speedy recovery! — Asmir Begovic (@asmir1) January 22, 2017
John Terry: "I would like to wish Ryan Mason our very best wishes and praying that he will be OK. Our thoughts are with him and his family." pic.twitter.com/bhaSUrrwTh— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) January 22, 2017
Hope Ryan mason is ok. Looked a bad one — Darren Bent (@DarrenBent) January 22, 2017
Hope ryan mason makes soeady recovery — Andre Gray (@AndreGray7) January 22, 2017
Thoughts are with Ryan Mason and his family. Awful. Hope he makes a full and speedy recovery.— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) January 22, 2017
I send my best wishes to Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason. Pray for him and his family that he's gonna be alright — Anthony Knockaert (@AKnockaert) January 22, 2017
Thoughts and prays go out to a good friend @RyanMason and his family — Alex pritchard (@pritch_93) January 22, 2017
Stay Strong Mase.. Thoughts To Him And His Family ❤️@RyanMason— Luke McGee (@Lukemcgee1) January 22, 2017
My thoughts and pray for @RyanMason . Get well soon! // Mis pensamientos y oraciones por Ryan Mason y su familia. Pronta recuperación.— Radamel Falcao (@FALCAO) January 22, 2017
Former professional players, celebrities and others involved in the game chipped in too to show their concern over the nasty injury...
Thoughts and prayers with Ryan Mason... fingers crossed makes speedy recovery!— Andrew Cole (@vancole9) January 22, 2017
I am saddened to hear that Ryan Mason suffered a fractured skull, I read he had surgery, Ryan all the football world are with you my friend.— Gordon Hill (@gordonhill54) January 23, 2017
Thoughts and prayers with @RyanMason and his family, with you every step of your fight Ryan, top top man from a top family, ❤️❤️— Micky Hazard (@1MickyHazard) January 22, 2017
Since best wishes and love to Ryan Mason and his family at a tough time. He’s in the best hands, get well soon Ryan!— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) January 22, 2017
Just heard news about Ryan mason.... Awful, sending thoughts and prayers hoping that he pulls through...— Robbie Fowler (@Robbie9Fowler) January 22, 2017
Please keep @RyanMason in your thoughts tonight and let's all deal in fact on such an important issue - not sensationalism or gossip... — Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) January 22, 2017
Thoughts are with Ryan Mason , wish you a full recovery— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) January 22, 2017
Thoughts with Ryan Mason and his family.— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) January 22, 2017
Naturally, clubs from the Premier League, as well as those from across the country, were also on hand to use their social media standing to illustrate their support to Mason...
Stay strong, Ryan. pic.twitter.com/3ZE2SfDkEm— England (@England) January 22, 2017
Everyone at the Club sends their best wishes to @RyanMason for a full and speedy recovery. Get well soon, Ryan.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 22, 2017
Conte says everyone at Chelsea hopes to see Ryan Mason back on the pitch soon. #CHEHUL— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 22, 2017
Everyone at West Ham United wishes @HullCity midfielder Ryan Mason a full recovery.
Our thoughts are with Ryan and his loved ones — West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 22, 2017
Our thoughts are with the player and his family at this time. pic.twitter.com/uGbPoyeCSa— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) January 22, 2017
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Our thoughts are with Ryan! https://t.co/Y9HMdkXXjG— Sporting Lokeren (@KSCLokeren) January 22, 2017
We send our best wishes to Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason. The football family is supporting you @HullCity— Tranmere Rovers FC (@tranmererovers) January 22, 2017
Our thoughts are with Hull midfielder @RyanMason this evening and everyone at Scunthorpe United wishes him a full and speedy recovery.— Scunthorpe United FC (@SUFCOfficial) January 22, 2017
Sending Ryan the very best wishes and hopes for a full recovery from all at Wolves. https://t.co/EquSvKnjzc— Wolves (@OfficialWolves) January 22, 2017
Everyone at @AFCRD sends our very best wishes for a speedy recovery to Ryan Mason, the whole of football is with you ⚽️— AFC Rushden&Diamonds (@AFCRD) January 22, 2017
❤️ Everyone at Fleetwood Town have their thoughts with all at @HullCity and Ryan Mason. The footballing family is with you — Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 22, 2017
On behalf of everyone at the club we send our best wishes to Ryan Mason at our neighbours @HullCity and wish him a speedy recovery— Hull FC (@hullfcofficial) January 22, 2017
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