Man tears tendon after playing Candy Crush for weeks

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Friday, April 17, 2015
Candy Crush injury

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- A San Diego man claims he tore a tendon in his thumb from playing too much Candy Crush.

The 29-year-old showed up at an emergency room complaining his left thumb hurt. It turned out he actually tore a tendon in his thumb and had to get surgery.

He said he had just left the Navy and had been playing Candy Crush on his phone for weeks before starting his civilian job.

Doctors say this type of injury is usually quite painful, but the man said he really didn't feel any pain while he kept on playing because when people play video games, adrenaline and endorphins are released, which act like natural painkillers.