Jake Livermore has wished his old teammate, Ryan Mason speedy recovery, after realising the extent of the head injury he suffered against Chelsea.
Both midfielders were former teammates at Tottenham for six years, before joining up again at Hull City. Livermore has now signed for West Brom.
Mason suffered the head injury after an aerial collision with Gary Cahill, but is getting better according to reports from his club.
Livermore said: “You fear the worst when something like that happens to any sort of footballer, but it’s so close and very fresh in the mind – I only spoke to him a couple of days ago and he wished me well.
“It’s never nice to see any fellow professional [seriously injured], let alone someone you’re very close to and talk to on a daily basis. I know his family very well. Everyone wishes him all the best, fingers crossed he’ll be fine.
“From what we hear, he’s making excellent progress. Hopefully that speedy recovery continues. We’re all thinking about him that’s for sure.
“He’s a strong character anyway. I’ve played with him for a long time growing up and I’ve no doubts he’ll be fine in that respect.”