Just when you thought that having a nice pleasant round with the Wii is as safe as the console's wholesome packaging, Wiihaveaproblem.com reports that there are a growing number of injuries sustained while playing with Nintendo's motion controller. Here's a few things you should definitely keep in mind the next time you pick up a Nunchuk.
While the injuries do not come directly with playing with the Wii, cases of Wiinjury have come as a result of the lack of precaution that some players observed while playing.
This popular Wiinjury photo is of a woman who was supposed to be getting help playing Zelda from her boyfriend, but she unfortunately came in range of his swing, leaving her with a black eye that you usually see in boxing matches.
Other Wiinjuries include:
It may be silly to attribute these injuries to the Wii rather than to the carelessness of some users, but fact is, we gotta take a little more precaution when it comes to flailing the motion controllers around. Figures kept by Wiihaveaproblem may be limited, but the vast number of Wii owners from all over increases the chance of more cases turning up. So watch that Wiimote when you swing, alright?
- Hand/Elbow bruises and lacerations: usually sustained when hands swing into nearby objects, such as glass figures, lamps, fans, and ceiling lights.
- Wii-itis: coined by family physician Dr. Julio Bonis to refer to the sore shoulder that he sustained after playing too much tennis in Wii Sports.
- Dislocated knee: One unfortunate player made the mistake of playing Wii Sports tennis in high heels and later found herself in lots of pain.
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