Mink, Believe it or not it really didn't hurt that bad and I did not go down either. I got a bag of ice from Howie and sat on the couch for a while and then drove home. My problems started later as I developed a hydrocele from the hit and my 'sack' swelled up to the size of a softball. I had to eventually have surgery to repair what the Urologist said was a cracked testicle. This happened in '94 BUT my 'equipment' still works ok because I have a 4 year old son and I am 56 years old!