Gamer Breaks Neck While Wearing Virtual Reality Headset

A 31-year-old German gamer has broken his neck while wearing a virtual reality headset after moving his head too “intensely.” X-rays showed he fractured his C7 neck vertebra at the base of his neck; researchers say the man’s injury looked like injuries in runners and soldiers.

Experts from the University of Leipzig Hospital, where he was treated, think it’s the first documented VR-related stress fracture in the world. The man had to wear a neck brace for six weeks, but he made a full recovery after 12 weeks.

Source: New York Post

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