1. When you catch a case of the bends (being a bender*,hockey type).
3. You can't skate, shoot, or pass; you virtually are playing at the worse possible level.
2. It is very hard to get rid of it and the only file on record is from one, Bryan Lowe. And he states that the only way to get rid of the bends is to jerk off a lot and don't play hockey for two weeks.
-You don't want to catch benderitis, a few players of the Midwest tornados had it and never got rid of it.
-Benderitis will get you benched and if you catch it long enough possibly kicked off the team.
- I have caught benderitis and I couldn't shoot or skate, very bad situation but thankfully I only had it for one game.