Yep, the UK Telegraph reports that British doctors are expecting to treat more Wii-related injuries this holiday season.

Nothing has yet been heard of Wii injuries on this side of the Atlantic, so perhaps Britons are over-enthusiastic when playing sports games on the console. Or maybe the doctors are over-reacting.

Of course, it’s true that you could sprain or pull a muscle while using the Wiimote. It could happen while opening a window or picking up a heavy object, too.

And you might want to be careful when playing a with a partner. Consider this quote from the article:

“We treated a patient this week who had injured herself using a Wii. She was playing tennis with a partner and fractured one of the bones in her finger when he hit the back of her hand with the control.” (No mention if the Wiimote was damaged)

So yeah, maybe waving those controllers around can be dangerous, after all. Obviously, solo gaming is the safer way to go!

Ah, poor video games. If they aren’t corrupting kids with violence and sex, they’re giving adults sprains and fractures.

Doctors Fear Wii-knee epidemic (their title) on UK Telegraph