November 26th, 2010
02:37 PM ET

Obama gets busted lip, stitches in basketball game

President Barack Obama received 12 stitches Friday after being inadvertently hit with an opposing player's elbow in the lip while playing basketball with friends and family, according to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.

The stitches were administered by the White House Medical Unit.

The medical procedure was done in the doctor's office on the ground floor of the White House.

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  1. oldshoshone

    Obviously safer to stay in his office and do some work... for a change.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Debbie

      Obviously he's been doing something right. Either that...or money was falling from the trees this morning for Black Friday.

      November 26, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • MarkIt

      No, Debbie...actually it's being printed by the Fed. Even though- it's barely worth the paper it's printed on. Unfortunately, those overspending today, will be regretting it more than they can imagine. Sad that the media is more concerned with improving our President's approval numbers, than they are with reporting the truth about what is happening to our economy right now. More sad that even when his followers hear the truth, they refuse to believe it.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. nerdgirl5000

    Man, is he havin a crappy year or what?! Hope he gets better soon.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. theMFtruth

    Dubya almost dies choking on a pretzel, Obama gets a fat lip playing basketball. Easy to see which is the lesser man.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. scooby

    Hope his government mandated insurance helped out a bit...........................

    November 26, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • J. Richter

      This is exactly as it should be. Health as a right. With that and education and security out of the way we can as Americans attain the heights of productivity that our talents provide (life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness – all three being impossible without health).

      November 26, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Artie

    Watch out! Sarah Palin is going to use this to divert attention away from her "N Korea" gaffe.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Bill Duke

    It was Jimmy Carter's attack rabbit that bit him.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ken

    I nominate obama for the purple heart for being wounded in action.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cheesy1

      Action would imply he was actually performing a service to the country

      November 26, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cocoa

    After having a busted lip, guess he wont be eating sweets for Christmas Holidays.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Rocketship

    This is great news for Democracy. He will be seen as more down to earth, hip, cool and ginned up.
    No doubt will help his approval numbers and needed to avoid gridlock in congress.
    He may have renewed confidence to go after Repulicans on jobs, Wall street robber barons, Corrupt campaign finance, two wars, torture camp in gitmo and so on.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  10. AK

    My God! Green Blood!

    November 26, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. PWN

    Well.... it's about time someone decked him in the mouth

    November 26, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • RC

      And we wonder why we are involved in so many wars... is it the presidents fault... or people like you... who smile at people getting hurt... seriously...people like u are a disgrace to America and humanity as a whole...its funny you not up on t.v knowing what better to say...

      November 26, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Irene Norcross

    I love Obama. Hope he's better soon.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • RC

      And we wonder why we are involved in so many wars... is it the presidents fault... or people like you... who smile at people getting hurt... seriously...people like u are a disgrace to America and humanity as a whole... I hope your some really really old person who will no longer have an influence in our future...

      November 26, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • RC

      sorry.. was not trying to write under ur comment!!!

      November 26, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  13. fltxag

    Get a life 20 watt.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Cyndi59

    Oh..Obamacare really does work..

    November 26, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  15. QDH

    Basketball is fun, but also a very physical sport. He got lucky this time. I torn my knee ACL, and it took me over a year to recover. I quit basketball for tennis now. A lot safer, but equally fun.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
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