Man Plays Handphone Game With Cracked Screen Protector, Gets Nasty Infection & Almost Loses Thumb

Malaysian Man Undergoes Thumb Surgery To Remove Glass From Cracked Screen Protector

Many of us continue to use our handphones normally even when there are visible cracks on our screen protectors.

If you’re someone who’s guilty of doing that, Mr Azuan the story that you’re about to read might convince you otherwise.

Recently, a 23-year-old male from Malaysia allegedly got a nasty infection on his thumb and nearly had it amputated as a result of playing handphone games with a cracked screen protector.

He shared his harrowing experience in a tweet written in Malay, detailing the events that led up to his surgery. We also summarise the story after the jump.


Continued playing handphone games on a cracked screen protector

According to the tweet, Mr Azuan is an avid handphone gamer who loves playing games like Mobile Legends.

4 months ago, the screen protector on his phone allegedly cracked. But instead of replacing it, he continued playing games on the phone regularly.

Recently, Mr Azuan’s right thumb started hurting, but he couldn’t tell what was wrong with it as there were no visible injuries.

Things got worse soon after, as his thumb apparently got more painful and swollen.

Mr Azuan then visited the doctor, who prescribed him antibiotics and painkillers. Despite consuming the medicine, his condition didn’t get any better.

He decided to visit the doctor a second time and allegedly found that his thumb was badly infected and “swollen with pus“.


Underwent surgery to remove glass pieces and infected flesh

Mr Azuan was then referred to a hospital he underwent surgery, or risk losing his thumb.

During the operation, doctors removed pieces of glass stuck in his thumb and infected flesh in his finger.

Post-surgery, Mr Azuan even had to return to the hospital on a weekly basis to ‘clean’ his wound.


Thankfully, he eventually recovered from the unfortunate injury.

Change your cracked phone protector immediately!

We are glad that Mr Azuan made a full recovery from the gruesome injury.

As for the rest of us, if you’re currently using a phone with a cracked screen protector, best to have it changed ASAP.

Spending a few extra dollars on a new cover to avoid the predicament Mr Azuan found himself in, is most probably worth it.

Featured image adapted from Twitter

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