Fans speculated whether Dwight Gayle would feature in last weekend’s 2-0 win over Leeds United, due to the savage attack that took place in the early hours of Sunday 13th November. According to The Sun Newspaper, the Championship star was out celebrating his teammate, Jamaal Lascelles’, birthday in Liverpool, when the attack happened.
The altercation arose when a member of the public took umbrage to the star’s gloating over his earnings. Gayle was left unconscious after the attack and sadly had four of his teeth knocked out, leaving him needing emergency dental treatment to repair the damage. The sun reported Gayle had a brace like device fitted, presumably to secure his teeth back into position.
If teeth are treated soon after the incident there is a chance that they can re-root themselves back into the gum, with the help of a wire to hold them in place. Following the striker’s ordeal, fans were concerned that he may be out of action, however the player was match fit and raring to go. During the game, Gayle was seen celebrating his two game winning goals by smiling from ear to ear with his newly repaired teeth. In fact, it was impossible to notice there had ever been an issue in the first place.