The World Extreme Cagefighting lightweight champion, Jamie Varner, was told to play videogames in order to facillitate the healing of a broken bone in his right hand.
Varner broke the index metacarpal in a fight with Donald (Cowboy) Cerrone in January, 2009, in addition to two fractured bones in his left foot. The fighter spent most of 2009 recovering from that fight, which crowned him the lightweight champion. He is prepared to fight the interim champion, Ben (Smooth) Henderson, on January 10th. Part of that preparation included playing a lot of Modern Warfare 2.
"[My doctor] told me to stay playing video games because that would strengthen everything up," he said. Unfortunately, he didn't have his Xbox 360 the whole year because he had loaned it to another MMA fighter, Ryan Bader. Varner was able to get it back, however, when MW2 launched. "So I've been on that non-stop pretty much."
See, I knew it, videogames can heal all wounds.