Richard Hughes has revealed that he feared he had suffered a broken leg in Portsmouth's clash with Manchester United.
Pompey booked their place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup on Saturday after they produced a snatch and grab display at Old Trafford, running out 1-0 victors.
Hughes was introduced in the 81st minute, replacing Niko Kranjcar, as manager Harry Redknapp looked to protect his side's lead.
And the Scottish midfielder has explained that he was left with injury concerns after a collision with United's Wes Brown.
"Wes Brown tackled me and he took the ball, man, shinpad, everything!" he said in the Daily Record.
"My leg was swollen afterwards and amid the euphoria in the dressing room I had mixed feelings.
"I feared I had fractured it but the scan showed it was only heavy bruising.
"Now we all can't wait for the chance to play in front of 35,000 Pompey fans at Wembley."