Teen Dies After Playing Video Game 22 Days Straight

Sep 4, 2015

17-year-old may have died of deep vein thrombosis.

By Christine Slusser

A 17-year-old broke his leg and was bored. He did something very typical — played a video game.

But that's where the normality ends. The Russian teen, identified by local outlets as "Rustam," died after reportedly playing a game for 22 days straight.

He was reportedly playing "Defense of the Ancients," a multiplayer online game.

It wasn't necessarily the video game that killed him.

Doctors reportedly suspect deep vein thrombosis. That's when a blood clot forms in a deep vein, usually in a leg. This can happen if you don't move for a long time, which the teen hadn't done. The blood clot can break loose and cause death.

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