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Candy Crush Saga Puts Man In Hospital

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Unnamed man had to undergo?surgery after?binge playing Candy Crush Saga

Playing computer games?or mobile app games?can be quite fun and entertaining. However, binge playing can sometimes have a few?drawbacks and might even get you to the point of having someone to rush you to the hospital. This is?what happened to this unnamed man when he played Candy Crush Saga nonstop.

Man suffers injury from too much playing Candy Crush Saga

On a medical report posted on JAMA, it was stated there that a 29-year-old man from Virginia has suffered some injuries after?binge playing Candy Crush Saga for everyday for six to eight weeks.

According to the medical report, the man has suffered chronic pain on his left thumb (or can also be associated with?RSI or?Repetitive Strain Injury) due to binge playing the mobile app game. The main diagnosis however is pretty serious. According to the findings, it turned out that the man?s tendon on his left thumb had ruptured?or to be precise, his left extensor pollicis longus tendon was severely injured.

The man, as stated on the JAMA report, had to go through surgery to replace the ruptured tendon on his left thumb.

The plot twist for this incident

As revealed on Techradar, the unnamed man is not really addicted to Candy Crush Saga. He was?actually using the game as a past time between jobs. Sadly, he didn?t notice the pain on his left thumb because he was?too immersed on his gaming.

Like what Dr. Andrew Doan, a co-author of the report said [via Techradar] ?We need to be aware that certain video games can act like digital painkillers. We have to be very cognizant that that can be abused.?

Candy Crush Saga is a mobile app game compatible with Android and iOS. It is a match-three puzzle game that is pretty straight forward when it comes to the mechanics but gets a bit complicated as you progress through the levels. The mobile app game was first released last 3 years ago, April 12, 2012 and was developed and published by King, as stated on their wiki.

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