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Old 05-09-2016, 12:16 AM #1
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So, Paintball causes liver damage now?

http://1360kktx.iheart.com/articles/...edium=facebook

Yes, folks, an article about how some guy got hit with two, count 'em, two paintballs and it caused his liver to start bleeding. Good grief. Personally, I think it wasn't paintball related. I've seen and taken some nasty hits all over the place. I've never heard of anything like this until now. I am not without my doubts on this.
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Old 05-12-2016, 03:40 AM #2
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Maybe shooting super hot from point blank?

Seems far fetched.
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Old 06-30-2016, 11:22 PM #3
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Paintball pain more comes from the fast/light projectile smacking and is not very deep as there is not much actual energy to it (think slap vs. punch).

Other sports are more likely to cause internal issues than a paintball hit...there's just not much energy involved. For example an average paintball hit is ~10 ft/lbs while a typical karate punch is ~100 ft/lbs and a football hit estimated at well over a 1000 ft/lbs. And even liver damage caused from those types of things is usually not serious enough to warrant medical intervention.

Even hot-shooting paintballs are more of a danger to fingers/skin/ears/breaking face protection/etc. than to deep internal injury. Something was likely already wrong in that kid and the paintball hit just made it worse. Doubtful there's any real risk of a healthy person getting serious liver damage from a paintball hit.
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Old 08-02-2016, 07:31 AM #4
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It could be possible he had some sort of pre-existing liver issue?

Otherwise I agree with BeGe, I dont think a paintball, even one above 300fps, could cause internal bleeding.
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