Unfortunately, there's a little more to the story.
They think that during the take down, the dog's face smashed into a curb, and the dog was pretty badly injured during the event - losing several teeth and requiring surgery immediately after the incident.
The good news, however, is that they believe the K9 will be okay and also be back on the job soon.
Santa Ana police K-9 Puskas leaves hospital...
www.ocregister.com wrote:A badly injured Santa Ana police K-9 dog left the hospital Tuesday, Feb. 27 after undergoing surgery hours after helping officers dramatically chase down a fleeing carjacker — a pursuit and ensuing struggle that knocked out several of the animal’s upper and lower teeth.
Doctors had to fully extract each of Puskas’ broken teeth and stitch a large cut on his face, Bertagna said. He added that the teeth Puskas lost won’t stop him from doing his job, and that he should be able to work again after a few weeks off.