"I've just been out and bought a jockstrap, so I'll pad it all up and I should be OK to play."
He added: "I had a bit of a shock when I saw it but when it initially happened I thought it was just a normal whack in the area, but then three or four minutes later it was hurting.
"I did have a look and that was when I was a bit shocked."
The victory extended the club's unbeaten run to nine games and after the game manager Andy Hessenthaler described the injury as "disgusting" and added that "I'm sure his wife won't be too happy either!"
But Whelpdale said: "I think she felt a bit sorry for me, but she did have a bit of a giggle as well.
"There's been a lot of banter from the lads as well, but they've all been cool."
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