Dallas Cowboys safety Barry Church missed most of last season after tearing his Achilles tendon. He has fought hard to get back on the field in 2013, but that doesn’t mean a certain hard candy hasn’t tried to stand in his way.
Church has been done in by a Jolly Rancher — a cherry one to be exact. The 25-year-old missed practice on Monday when he woke up with severe pain in his tooth. A few weeks prior, he had chipped a tooth while eating a Jolly Rancher but thought it was no big deal. He was wrong, as he wound up needing a root canal.
“The pain was crazy,” Church said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I was numbed up yesterday because of the dentist appointment. They didn’t want me to practice, but I will be out there today (Tuesday).”
Church added that he has had to deal with plenty of razzing from his teammates and coaches, but that he “took the punches and kept on going.” And since he admittedly has a sweet tooth, he said he’s going to have to stick to softer candies until after the season.
“I have to stick to the soft stuff – Starburst, Skittles, stuff like that,” Church said.
Most of the weird injuries we share with you on LBS like this and this have to do with baseball players. NFL players rarely seem to fall victim, but Church’s Jolly Rancher debacle is easily one of the most embarrassing we have ever featured.
H/T Eye on Football