Luckless Russell had teeth smashed again

Warrington Wolves fullback suffered yet another freak injury to his mouth whilst training in Tenerife, the club have confirmed.

Smith had several teeth smashed during the Wolves’ play-off win against Widnes Vikings last year, and had porcelain teeth fitted as a temporary measure.

However, coach Tony Smith has confirmed that those porcelain teeth were smashed out during a training accident on the club’s warm weather training camp, but he will be getting permanent teeth screwed in very soon.

“He’s fine and back in full training,” said Smith. “The porcelain teeth he’s got in at the moment got knocked out.

“It didn’t take much for them to snap off at the base where they’ve been glued in.

“Rather than have them glued in incorrectly in Tenerife, we decided to fly him back to the surgeon who originally did the temporary ones.

“Any time soon he’ll get his more permanent ones screwed back in.”