Tigers’ midfielder Ryan Mason was carried off on a stretcher wearing an oxygen mask after receiving eight minutes of treatment and taken to St Mary’s Hospital in London.

“Ryan is in a stable condition and expected to remain in hospital for the next few days,” said a Hull statement.

“Everyone at the Club would like to express their sincere thanks for the excellent and swift care given to Ryan by both the Accident and Emergency department and Neurosurgery Unit at St Mary’s Hospital.”

Hull added that they would issue a further update on Monday.

Cahill, who continued playing, said: “I tried to get on the end of the cross. We smashed heads. I wish him all the very best.”

Hull City can confirm that “He(Ryan) will continue to be closely monitored by staff at St Mary’s Hospital over the next few days, whilst also remaining in contact with our medical team to assess his progress.There will be no further updates from the club until there are any changes in Ryan’s condition.

The Club also ask that people respect Ryan & his family’s privacy whilst he remains in hospital.