When Texas guard Kerwin Roach flashes his signature grin Thursday at the Big 12 Tournament, it’ll look like nothing ever happened.
However, everyone who watched the Longhorns play Iowa State knows that Roach had a dental emergency Wednesday night. Thanks to an elbow in the face from Cyclones guard Lindell Wigginton, a large piece of one of Roach’s front teeth ended up on the Sprint Center floor.
Texas guard Kerwin Roach just took an elbow and lost a tooth. Gnarly. pic.twitter.com/lJTDjhzZsLAdvertisement
— Jeff Barker (@JeffBarker_) March 8, 2018
“I was kind of worried because I had braces for a little while,” Roach told American-Statesman reporter Brian Davis, “and I thought all that money went to waste.”
Luckily, Roach didn’t have to wait long for an appointment. Dr. Bill Busch, the official dentist of the Kansas City Chiefs, glued the tooth back together at halftime. How’s that for a quick in-and-out?
— Kerwin Roach II (@KLR_doce) March 8, 2018
Mouth guards, kids. Wear them.
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