The Argentina international's stray arm caught the former England international in the mouth during the Potters 2-1 win over Newcastle at the Britannia Stadium on Wednesday.
In "Big Bad" John McNamee style - it was refreshing to see a Toon "centre-half" dish out some blood and guts.
Stoke manager Tony Pulis believes there was no malice in the challenge, and praised the 31-year-old's determination to play on after the injury, while confirming Crouch (pictured right) is 'going to need some work on it'.
Tony Pulis: "Peter wanted to carry on. But then he saw his teeth in the doctor’s hands. He almost fainted, I think.
"He has lost two and the third was stuck in his upper jaw. He’s going to need some work on it.
"But I don't think there was any malice in it."
Source: Newcastle United Mad