Carl Landry Wants to Return Tonight

by December 22, 2009

Most NBA guys would’ve been out for weeks with Landry’s injury. The man should clearly be playing in the NHL; he’s too hardbody for the L: “Joking that all he wants for Christmas are his ‘two front teeth,’ Carl Landry returned to practice Monday and pronounced himself fit enough to play tonight. In fact, Landry was incredulous when asked if he would go against the Los Angeles Clippers after damaging five of his teeth Friday night in a collision with Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki. ‘Why not? I’m all right,’ he said. Landry endured six hours of surgery to repair his teeth. He said two were clipped at his gum line, and he has temporary fixes. He has been relegated to eating soft foods — soup, yogurt, “healthy stuff,” he said — and is not sure when he will get back to solids. ‘It’s not going to stop me,’ Landry said. ‘It wasn’t life-threatening or anything. It was a little bit of pain. We all go through things in life where it’s kind of painful. You fall, but you get back up again, and that’s what I did.”’