Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Getting a tooth stuck in your head is more common than you may think

Frankly, we’re a little disappointed rugby has yet to catch on in the states the way soccer has. (That is to say, we wish it existed here so we could very loosely follow it and give a collective sigh when our team moves to Houston. See: Earthquakes, San Jose.)

Our rugby days were short; numbered after a hard fall as a kid during summer camp one day. But we find it hard not to like a sport where brawny men wrap their arms around each other and rock back and forth (they call this a “scrum,” no?) only to be followed by spine-bending, bone-crushing hits.

And sometimes hits that leave a tooth in your head without you even knowing it.
Ben Czislowski was playing for Brisbane team Wynnum during the April 1 incident involving Tweed Heads forward Matt Austin. He had a head wound stitched up afterward, the Australian Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Czislowski later suffered an eye infection and complained of lethargy and shooting pains in his head.

Then last week, his doctor found a tooth embedded in Czislowski’s head.

Seems plausible, if you ask us. How Austin didn't notice a missing tooth raises some concern, but we can just write that off as rugby players being rugby players.

We have an inkling the tooth will be available on eBay shortly.

-Adam Landres-Schnur

No comments: