TORQUAY United striker Elliot Benyon has suffered bruising to his brain after a horrible clash in the midweek loss to Swindon in the Capital One Cup.
Benyon felt the full force of a Swindon knee and was stretchered off just a few minutes after coming on as a substitute.
Despite feeling OK in the dressing room immediately afterwards, Benyon began to display some worrying symptoms yesterday afterwards.
A Torquay United spokesman said coaching staff opted for a precautionary scan.
"He has cerebral bruising on the right side of his head and you always need to be careful with this kind of injury,’’ said United physio Damian Davey.
‘’He had signs and symptoms that there was the possibility of something more serious. He was feeling sick, dizzy, felt pressure on the right side of his head and his right eye felt heavy. He also felt disorientated and you don’t take chances with this sort of thing.
‘’They were kind enough at Torbay Hospital to have him in for a brain scan yesterday and the results were cerebral bruising, which will mean around 10-14 days of rest. It is the usual thing for concussion, which is mainly rest.
‘’The worst case scenario would have been a small bleed on the brain and history’s littered with people having issues of this kind of nature.
‘’Elliot was very confused about what happened and remembers only snippets of the game, which is unusual. That was worrying for us and we felt it important to edge on the side of caution, and do the right things.’’
Benyon will definitely miss Saturday's away game at Morecambe.