Tooth scary! Dental emergency sees departing Hammer Morrison have SEVEN teeth removed
06:47 GMT, 7 August 2012
Ravel Morrison’s career has taken another twist after it emerged he was sent home from West Ham’s pre-season tour to have seven teeth removed.
Morrison, who joined Championship side Birmingham on loan yesterday, shocked Hammers staff when he complained of toothache in Germany last week.
Club officials were initially preparing to fine the former Manchester United midfielder for failing to turn up for training when they made the gruesome discovery.
He was flown back to England for
emergency treatment and told his teeth are in such poor condition that
up to seven will have to be extracted.
New boy: Ravel Morrison has joined Birmingham on a season-long loan
Morrison, who has failed to make an
impact at Upton Park since he moved from United last season, has been
advised to have dental implants, costing around 28,000.
He will initially wear temporary moulds while the implants are being made.
Morrison leads a chaotic lifestyle
and surprised Hammers staff on their pre- season tour with his
increasingly bizarre behaviour.
The midfielder refused to drink anything other than official ‘West Ham bottled water’ during their short stay in Germany.
Morrison, who made his senior United
debut in the Carling Cup against Wolves in 2010, has struggled to
convince West Ham boss Sam Allardyce he is ready for regular first-team
Although there is no doubt he has the ability to be a top player, he lacks maturity.
Birmingham manager Lee Clark will
take the 19-year-old on loan this week, but it represents another huge
gamble for the cash-strapped Championship side.