The Washington Times - June 18, 2009, 06:11AM

Doctors say that Nintendo Wii game system players can incur the same injuries as athletes because they don’t treat the virtual games like real sports, Gabriella Boston is reporting.

Sprains are very common because Wii games lack the resistance of real sports that keep joints from being overextended.


It’s bad enough when you hurt yourself playing a real sport.  But when you hurt yourself with a remote control device, you’ve really got problems.

I guess this means that Nintendo will have to devise a Wii Physical Therapy game system.

Shouldn’t virtual games produce only virtual pain?  That can be treated by a virtual doctor?  In a virtual health care system that’s funded by virtual taxpayer dollars? Somebody stop me!