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Buccaneers’ Vita Vea loses a tooth mid-play (Video)

Written by Doug Rush

Buccaneers’ Vita Vea loses a tooth mid-play (Video)

Football can be a tough sport.

We see all kinds of injuries, sprains, broken bones. You name it; it’s happened.

So what about a tooth getting knocked out? On Sunday, while playing the Indianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Vita Vea lost one.

Vea is a very tough player and seems to be smiling about it, so he seems okay.

Good thing the NFL has a decent dental plan.

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Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.