Burton Albion have confirmed Joe Mason has returned to Wolverhampton Wanderers upon the expiration of his loan deal today (Tuesday January 2).
The striker made just six appearances in the league, with the last of those coming as a substitute in the 2-0 loss to Sunderland on November 25 after missing six games because of a back injury.
He then went on to sit out the next seven matches after being hospitalised with an acutely inflamed appendix.
The 26-year-old was discharged last month and went back to Wolves' Compton training ground to start his recovery.
Brewers boss Nigel Clough has previously discussed possible options for the future regarding Mason, with a possible return to the Pirelli Stadium for a second time not ruled out.