It was a moment that left everyone inside Fratton Park fearing for Nathan Thompson’s health.
But just eight days after being stretchered off with concussion following a clash of heads with team-mate Drew Talbot, the defender was back in action.
He produced an assured display at right-back as Pompey secured all three points at Gillingham last Sunday.
And Thompson is now feeling fine following an incident that he – thankfully – has few recollections of.
The summer signing said: “There aren’t really any memories of the actual moment. I’ve watched it back and it was quite clearly Drew’s ball – perhaps there was a bit of over-eagerness from me.
“I left myself in danger, so it was a bit sloppy. I could possibly have been a bit more commanding in that situation.
"The head was banging on Saturday night and I felt a bit dazed. It wasn’t a very nice feeling at all."
“I remember being in the ambulance and thinking it was just around the corner, not realising the hospital we were going to was a bit further away.
“The head was banging on Saturday night and I felt a bit dazed. It wasn’t a very nice feeling at all.
“Thankfully I felt a lot better when I came in on the Tuesday, but we took our time with it to make sure there weren’t any flare-ups.”
Thompson now hopes Pompey can finally record back-to-back league victories by beating MK Dons this weekend.
He said: “The word that keeps coming up is consistency. We’ve seen some fantastic performances and some that haven’t been so good.
“So the fact that we’re three points away from the play-offs without really hitting our stride shows that this team is capable of a lot.
“It’s one of the reasons why I signed – and the same is probably true for a lot of the lads. There is plenty of potential.
“Now successive wins in the league is something we’re striving for. MK Dons know this division very well, but as long as we stay solid, there will always be the chance for us to get a positive result.”