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Gamepad wounds and scorpion bite: most popular gamer injuries named in the US

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Manish Saini
Manish works as a Journalist and writer at Revyuh.com. He has studied Political Science and graduated from Delhi University. He is a Political engineer, fascinated by politics, and traditional businesses. He is also attached to many NGO's in the country and helping poor children to get the basic education. Email: Manish (at) revyuh (dot) com

Over the course of the year, more than 13,000 Americans sought medical attention for injuries sustained during the game.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has released quite interesting statistics on injuries that gamers have received while playing. Among them – from dislocation of a limb to a scorpion bite.

It is noted that in 2020, 13,073 Americans sought medical help because of their gaming practice. The most common injuries are wounds from a gamepad thrown, dislocated shoulder or hands, falling off beds and chairs in celebration or disappointment.

In addition, gamers complain of bruised toes, heart attack, fever, headache, and so on. 

True, there are very unusual injuries. Some players have complained about the scorpion bite after being attacked during the game.

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