Inter defender loses tooth in Champions League semi-final.
Inter Milan defender Maicon lost a tooth in a challenge from Barcelona playmaker Lionel Messi when the two sides met on April 20th.
Maicon was attempting to clear the ball from the penalty area but Messi jumped and did not see the Brazilian, catching him squarely on the jaw with his shoulder.
The resulting impact led to Maicon’s tooth being visibly ejected from his mouth.
Fortunately for the defender, his team won 3 – 1 on the night. However, it remains to be seen whether he will be fit for the second of leg of the Champions League semi-final at Camp Nou next week.
Elsewhere, Michael Thomas, from the Wessex Dental Specialist Centre, recently claimed that busy people should take the time to look after their teeth properly.
He argued that having the forethought to stay on top of dental health issues will help people avoid costly and painful emergency dentistry treatments.