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Video: Carl Landry Loses Teeth in Dirk Nowitzki’s Elbow

Dirk Nowitzki

Talk about a bizarre injury. In a game between the Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets on Friday night, Dallas forward Dirk Nowtizki charged to the basket and elbowed Rockets forward Carl Landry in the mouth. Dirk hit the floor on impact and Landry immediately went to the bench for help.

As a result of the hit, Landry lost five teeth (initially reported as three) and underwent hours of dental surgery to repair all of the damage. Two of Landry’s teeth were embedded in Dirk’s elbow. Nowitzki ended up with a large gash in his elbow that required stitches and the injury forced him to miss Sunday’s game.

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