Ryan Mason: 'I had out-of-body experience following head injury'

Mason: 'I had out-of-body experience'
© SilverHub
Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason admits that he had an out-of-body experience while in the ambulance after his clash of heads with Chelsea's Gary Cahill.

Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason has revealed that he had an out-of-body experience while in the ambulance after fracturing his skull.

The 26-year-old suffered the injury in a collision with Chelsea's Gary Cahill in a Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge on January 22.

Just 61 minutes after the accident, Mason went into surgery to treat bleeding on his brain, having 14 metal plates and 42 staples inserted into his skull by neurosurgeons at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington.

Recalling the incident in an interview with talkSPORT, the midfielder admitted that his injury was deemed one normally associated with car crash victims, and that the intervention of Hull's doctor in selecting the right hospital was crucial.

"I knew straight away it was a serious injury. I touched my head and there was nothing there but it felt like my skull was bleeding," Mason told Jim White. "I did panic because the pain was like something had gone off in my head.

"The Hull doctor, Mark Waller, came on and knew I had fractured my skull because the right side of my face was paralysed. I was blessed in that there were three or four hospitals all within 30 minutes of Stamford Bridge and it was important he picked the right one.

"He took me directly to St Mary's rather than the nearest because he knew I needed operating on. That decision was vital. It was 61 minutes from the accident to the operation. The bleeding on the brain was not long enough to cause serious damage and I think that is why I've recovered so well.

"I was still in my kit in the ambulance and had a bit of an out-of-body experience. It felt peaceful and the last thing I remember in the ambulance was an image of (Mason's partner) Rachel running on a hill with a dog and a little boy and girl.

"Looking back it was bizarre. She is six months pregnant now and I'm adamant we are going to have a girl because the girl in the image was bigger than the boy."

Despite the severity of the injury, Mason is optimistic that he will be able to resume his playing career in the near future.

Share this article now:
Ryan Mason in action for Hull City on October 1, 2016
Read Next:
Ryan Mason hopeful of playing return
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CWolverhampton WanderersWolves46309782394399
3Fulham462513879463388
4Aston Villa4624111172423083
5Middlesbrough4622101467452276
6Derby CountyDerby4620151170482275
7Preston North EndPreston4619161157461173
8Millwall4619151256451172
9Brentford4618151362521069
10Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd46209176255769
11Bristol City461716136758967
12Ipswich TownIpswich46179205760-360
13Leeds UnitedLeeds46179205964-560
14Norwich CityNorwich461515164960-1160
15Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds461415175960-157
16Queens Park RangersQPR461511205870-1256
17Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest46158235165-1453
18Hull City461116197070049
19Birmingham CityBirmingham46137263868-3046
20Reading461014224870-2244
21Bolton WanderersBolton461013233974-3543
RBarnsley46914234872-2441
RBurton Albion461011253881-4341
RSunderland46716235280-2837

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account