Rugby league player carries opponent’s embedded tooth for 15 weeks

“An Australian rugby league player competed for 15 weeks without knowing an opponent’s tooth was buried in his forehead.”

“I can laugh about it now, but the doctor told me it could have been serious with teeth carrying germs,” said [Ben] Czislowski, who kept the tooth as a souvenir.

“I’ve got the tooth at home, sitting on the bedside table,” he said. “If he (Austin) wants it back he can have it. I’m keeping it at the moment as proof that it actually happened.”

Apparently, rugby players have a propensity for taking home souvenirs buried in their epidermis:

“In 2004, Australian rugby league hooker Shane Millard also had an opponent’s tooth removed from his head while playing for English club Widnes.

Two years earlier, Australian Jamie Ainscough’s arm became so badly infected while playing for Wigan in England there were fears it would be amputated before the source – an imbedded tooth – was discovered.”

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