Stoke striker Peter Crouch feared he would end up "looking like Joe Jordan" after having two teeth knocked out in last week's victory over Newcastle.
The 31-year-old suffered the blow, which has left him having to wear a brace and, for matches, a gum shield, in a challenge with Fabricio Coloccini.
"The last week has been pretty horrendous," he told the Daily Mirror. "My teeth came out in my hand. I thought I was going to end up looking like Joe Jordan! I've never had to a wear brace before, not even when I was a teenager."
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