Man tears thumb tendon playing Candy Crush everyday for 6 weeks

Thursday April 16th, 2015

A California man required surgery after tearing a tendon in his thumb during six week "Candy Crush" binge while between jobs.

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The JAMA Internal Medicine recently published a case study of the man, who went to the hospital complaining of thumb pain only to be told after an MRI that he had torn a tendon.

According to The Daily Maildoctors believe that the man was able to suffer such a painful injury without noticing because of the rush of natural painkillers video game players often receive from games, akin to a "runners high."

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This instance is certainly a mark in the favor of people who argue that video gaming is a sport.

Brendan Maloy

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