Ryan Mason Thanks “Fantastic” Petr Cech For Helping Him Through Tough Recovery

By The Editor
on 4th October 2017

Petr Cech suffered a similar injury to Ryan Mason in 2007…


Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason reserved special praise for Arsenal’s Petr Cech for his support behind the scenes as the former Spurs man recovered from a horrific skull fracture.

Mason clashed heads with Gary Cahill at Stamford Bridge last season and after receiving extensive treatment on the pitch, the England international was rushed to hospital with a fractured skull.

The former Spurs man underwent surgery and has now resumed non-contact training and is awaiting clearances as to whether he can continue playing the game.

While going through the early stages of his recovery, Mason revealed that Cech sat with him for hours to reassure him about what he’d experience in the coming months.

“I can’t speak highly enough of him,” Mason told talkSPORT’s, Jim White.

 “Straight away, he contacted my family, my fiance and just sort of reassured us that what we were going through was sort of normal and to be expected: not being able to talk, struggling with the light and everything like that.

“He spoke for about an hour and a half. I didn’t say anything, he just spoke. It was brilliant.

“It just reassured us that everything we were going through was part of the process of recovery and we’ve been in touch ever since.

“He’s been fantastic. He’s kind of set the standard of what it is to be a proper man and a gentleman.”

Cech has always been a class act and it’s clear that he didn’t want to see a fellow professional going through what he experienced in 2007.

The 35-year-old has played with a headgear ever since that fateful incident, and it seems Mason may have to do the same if he harbours hopes of playing at the top level once again.


source: talkSPORT