Dallas Cowboys safety Barry Church missed practice with an injury. How did he injure himself? Well, you won't believe this one:
Barry church missed practice because of a cherry jolly rancher .. Seriously .. Chipped tooth and needed root canal ...that's a first
— Nick Eatman (@nickeatman) July 30, 2013
Yep, a NFL player was out of practice because of a mishap with a Jolly Rancher hard candy. They really need to put a warning label on those things.
According to the Associated Press' report, Church was eating a cherry flavored Jolly Rancher about a week before camp, and chipped a tooth. He had some pain since then, and then on Monday when he woke up it was unbearable. He missed a walkthrough and a full practice to get a root canal.
Church told AP that when he can eat candy again he'll "stick to the soft stuff." That's what nine out of 10 NFL athletic trainers recommend anyway.
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