Tottenham Hotspur fans have been sending their best wishes via Twitter to their former player Ryan Mason, who has been forced to retire from football at the age of 26.
The midfielder announced in a statement that he has been advised by medical professionals not to return to competitive action due to a serious head injury.
Mason suffered a fractured skull during a collision of heads with Chelsea defender Gary Cahill while playing for Hull City in January 2017.
The injury was operated on immediately and since then, the midfielder has been working his way back to health.
Mason had hoped to play competitively again but he has since learned that there would be too much of a risk if he did so.
The Englishman, who earned one cap for his country, came through the ranks at Tottenham.
After graduating from the academy, Mason had various loan spells, including stints at Yeovil Town, Doncaster Rovers, Millwall, Lorient and Swindon Town.
After failing to land a regular spot in Spurs’ first team, Mason left in 2016 to join Hull.
Tottenham fans have always been fond of the midfielder, and they were quick to react on Twitter when he announced his retirement.
Bring him home, please.
— Kat (@Katspur71) February 13, 2018
— Nick Davison (@nick_davison10) February 13, 2018
He's one of our own now bring him home.
Sad news on hearing his early retirement but bigger and better things await
— Bubbs (@bubble334170) February 13, 2018
Coaching role for this man please!
— Pratadina. (@RyanMasxn) February 13, 2018
Get him a coaching role. The man lives and breathes Tottenham
— steve, but in 2018 (@Steve_THFC) February 13, 2018
Bring him back home, offer him a coaching role
— LP ✈️ (@Verttonghen) February 13, 2018
— Dave (@DavePisani75) February 13, 2018
Good luck for the future #100% every game
— Paul Miles (@Milez1974) February 13, 2018
Sad news, health comes first , good luck for the future !!
— Steve Sedgley (@COYSBuilders) February 13, 2018