Rugby league player carries opponent's embedded tooth for 15 weeks
"I can laugh about it now, but the doctor told me it could have been serious with teeth carrying germs," said [Ben] Czislowski, who kept the tooth as a souvenir.
"I've got the tooth at home, sitting on the bedside table," he said. "If he (Austin) wants it back he can have it. I'm keeping it at the moment as proof that it actually happened."
Two years earlier, Australian Jamie Ainscough's arm became so badly infected while playing for Wigan in England there were fears it would be amputated before the source - an imbedded tooth - was discovered."