Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason has provided an update on his recovery from a life-threatening head injury.
Mason suffered a fractured skull in a collision with Chelsea defender Gary Cahill in January, with the former Tottenham player suffering bleeding on the brain.
The 26-year-old is well on the road to recovery but he will have to wait for a second CT scan to determine when he can return to football.
"I am just waiting for my skull to fuse together," he told Sky Sports.
"I had a CT scan a month ago and it isn't quite there yet. We are going to repeat that scan in the near future and measure the rate of healing and go from there.
"Physically I am ready to go back in when it is safe and sensible.
"It's just a case of a bone healing now, there's no brain damage or anything like that. I am in a positive way."
When asked what the next stage in his recovery would be, Mason said: "Joining in with the boys, jumping for headers and being involved in that contact type of training.
"I feel fine, I wouldn't put myself in a position that could possibly be dangerous. I am just being patient, respecting my body and letting it heal.
"It was a dangerous collision but credit to the medical team that was there and acted so quickly that I am here now and in a physical condition to return to playing once the skull has healed."