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Posted on 6 October 2006  - 12:00

Michael Dawson doesn't recall much about his clash of heads in the win against Portsmouth. But insists he won't think twice about putting his head where it hurts next time around.

Michael Dawson doesn't recall much about his clash of heads in the win against Portsmouth. But insists he won't think twice about putting his head where it hurts next time around.

The in-form centre-back collided with team-mate Tom Huddlestone as he defended a corner in the final stages of our 2-1 win in the Premiership at the Lane on Sunday.

The impact left Michael in a daze and after being helped off the pitch by our medical staff, he spent the night recovering from mild concussion in hospital.

Back at Spurs Lodge this week, not surprisingly he has a sketchy memory of the incident. “I remember little bits,” he said. “I remember Keano coming over and telling the referee that my eyes were rolling around, I remember being in the changing room and people have told me things I can remember whereas others have told me things I’ve no idea about!

"I’ve had a few head injuries and it’s part and parcel of the game.

"You have to put your head in where it hurts and I’ll do it again. You can’t go into it thinking it won’t happen – it will happen occasionally when I go up for headers. It’s my job and I’ll do it again.

“We were defending that lead and luckily for me the ball didn’t go into the back of the net. To get knocked out and have them equalise at the same time would have been a sickener!”

Michael has already returned to light training as we prepare for our next outing against Aston Villa on October 14. “Thankfully we’re on an international break, I’ve extra time to recover and I’m confident I’ll be back for the Villa game,” he added.

“I’ve done a bit of light training, jogging and I’ll be able to head the ball again next week.”