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St. Mary’s Brad Waldow has surgery to repair tooth

Brad Waldow

Saint Mary’s Brad Waldow reacts after losing at least one tooth after taking an elbow to the face during the second half of a West Coast Conference tournament NCAA college basketball game against San Diego on Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Las Vegas. Saint Mary’s defeated San Diego 69-66 in overtime. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)


We all remember the West Coast Conference semifinals for St. Mary’s on Saturday. You know, the one where Brad Waldow had one of his front teeth knocked out against San Diego?

Well, he recently had surgery to put the tooth back in.

Good to see Waldow saved his tooth, because life can’t be easy if you are able to sip a straw without opening up your chompers for the rest of your life. Or having to get a fake tooth. I assume from this photo that getting a substitute was out of the question.

(I’d warn you that it’s a bit on the graphic side, but you’ve already made it this far.)

The 6-9, 260-pound Waldow is averaging 10.2 points and 6.2 rebounds for the Gaels, who will need him against a front line like Gonzaga’s in tonight’s WCC title game.

Of course, he’ll probably want to wear a mouth-guard.

Follow David Harten on Twitter at @David_Harten