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The most dreaded complication of unattended injury to a toe is compartment syndrome. Compartment syndrome is a condition where tissue pressure inside the compartment of the toe increases so much that it causes damage to the tissues by cutting of blood supply. These tissues include nerves , vessels and connective tissue.
This is a rare complication in a toe but a complication which must be ruled out if there is a lot of swelling with pain.
To prevent this compication form happening on your part you can keep the foot elevated and ice it until you see a doctor.
I would not suggest that you wait till morning. You should see a doctor as soon as possible.