CALIFORNIA – A man’s favorite video game caused him to have to have surgery.
Last week, a 29-year-old man rushed to the hospital after he started having pain in his thumb.
It turns out that the man’s favorite game, Candy Crush, caused him to rupture his thumb tendon.
According to the Medical Journal JAMA, the man told doctors that he played the video game on his phone “all day for 6 to 8 weeks.”
The 29-year-old had to have surgery to fix the ruptured tendon.
Typically, a ruptured tendon causes severe pain.
In this case, the 29-year-old claimed that he did not experience any pain while he played the game, but noticed it when he wasn’t entranced by Candy Crush.
“We need to be aware that certain video games can act like digital painkillers,” said Dr. Andrew Doan told The Huffington Post.
This is the first Candy Crush-related injury that has been reported.