Free agent Matt Bonner claims larger size of phone induced minor injury
A NBA player is blaming the screen size of Apple’s iPhone 6 plus for a persistent arm injury. San Antonio Spurs player Matt Bonner is citing his own experience, as well as that of his training staff for the claim that the larger device necessitating a longer reach across the device as well as changes in use habits is responsible for his tennis elbow-like injury.
Bonner said of the injury to The Concord Monitor that he “went through a two-and-a-half month stretch where I had really bad tennis elbow, and during that stretch it made it so painful for me to shoot I’d almost be cringing before I even caught the ball like, ‘Oh, this is going to kill.'”
The free agent continued elaboration, saying that “everybody is going to find this hilarious, but here’s my theory on how I got it. When the new iPhone came out it was way bigger than the last one, and I think because I got that new phone it was a strain to use it, you have to stretch further to hit the buttons, and I honestly think that’s how I ended up developing it.” According to Bonner, his coach had a similar injury, after extended sessions on the same device playing an unspecified game.
While Bonner played in a decade-high 71 games, his three-point shot percentage dropped to 36.5 percent. Bonner shoots at a 41.4 percent career average. Of the drop, Bonner said that “I really don’t want to say that’s why my percentage dipped, but I’m not too worried about it. I know I can still shoot.”