Auburn player’s chipped tooth ended up in teammate’s elbow
Auburn came away with a hard-fought victory over Jacksonville State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, and a chipped tooth and bloody elbow are the battle scars that can prove it.
Auburn forwards Walker Kessler and Jaylin Williams had a brutal collision early in the second half that left Williams with chipped teeth and Kessler with a bloody elbow. Sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson said during the CBS broadcast that Williams “chipped his two front teeth and was in a lot of pain.” She added that Kessler had an “extremely large gash on his elbow.” You can see the aftermath below:
TruTV said that Jaylin Williams chipped his tooth on Walker Kessler's elbow, and I genuinely think there is a piece of tooth inside that gash pic.twitter.com/NrPnvOAi9Q
— Simon Gibbs (@SimonGibbs26) March 18, 2022
Believe it or not, a piece of Williams’ tooth actually ended up in Kessler’s elbow. Some reporters who were covering the game witnessed it.
it happened right in front of me and @Tomas_Verde
Kessler came over to look at his elbow and there was definitely a piece of tooth in there
Zep Jasper looked at it and then over to both of us with his eyes wide https://t.co/7hf224SYP2
— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) March 18, 2022
That’s never a good thing.
Auburn cruised to a 80-61 victory to advance to the second round, so at least Williams and Kessler had something to show for their injuries.