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Hull player Ryan Mason fractures skull, undergoes surgery

LONDON (AP) Hull record-signing Ryan Mason underwent surgery after fracturing his skull during a clash of heads during a Premier League match at Chelsea on Sunday.

The 25-year-old midfielder "is in a stable condition and is expected to remain in hospital for the next few days," Hull said in a statement.

The Englishman was taken to the neurosurgery unit at a hospital close to Chelsea's Stamford Bridge after the collision with Chelsea defender Gary Cahill as they went to head the ball.