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Story about 10 people being hospitalized a week from Wii use not true after all

Posted on December 23, 2008 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii

On Saturday, we reported that, according to The Sun, 10 people were being hospitalized from Wii play. However, the initial doctor mentioned in The Sun article has clarified his words and mentions that “the quote about 10 people admitted to hospital” is not actually true.

“I have seen a few injuries related to patients using the Wii. I do NOT think its anything to do with the Wii itself, but rather the player over using the device. There is no epidemic- I used to see 3 or 4 injuries and over the last few months there have been 7 to 10. The quote about 10 people admitted to hospital is INCORRECT. 10 people have been seen recently in hospital clinics is the fact. Broomfield (hospital) doesn’t keep specific Wii stats, but we do have soft tissue rheumatism stats under which this type of injury belongs, and we haven’t seen a great rise.” – Dr. Dev Mukerjee, of Broomfield Hospital


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