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. T. Wong

    This is not news....

    November 26, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Stephen

    It was George Bush's fault...

    November 26, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Philly Guy

      you live in the past

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

    how is this news?

    November 26, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  4. LiberalNN

    Very difficult month for President Obama.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. BHO

    I'm so glad to see that our president is staying on top of the tense situation between North and South Korea, he's really got his priorities straight...Worst. President. Ever.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Philly Guy

      you speak out your read end, again

      November 26, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Harsh Reality

    That's what he gets for taking on Palins kid in Special Olympics! lol
    Bevis and Butthead would make better presidents.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Raa

    Was he able to complete the free throws before leaving the game?

    November 26, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Chantel Duceppe

    I heard Hilary decked him!

    November 26, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. concerned

    Korea lobbing shells and President playing poor basketyball...His post is not threatning, no wonder North Korea feel they can get away with it...maybe sending just one carrier group isn't a clear enough message...

    November 26, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Philly Guy

      you know not what you are talking about again

      November 26, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. what ever

    Not that I give 2 schitz about this looser, but if "WE", the PEOPLE, who this LOOSER reports to, are to PAY to keep "THIS LOOSER" alive and "SAFE", ( AFTER ALL HE IS THE "CURRENT" SITING PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES),

    Then he has an OBLIGATION to NOT put himself at risk of being injured and that means NO MORE playing Basketball.

    Jeeze.... How, could the Secret Service allow this.? I dont mean the protection detail, I mean the HEAD OF THE SECRET SERVICE CHARTERED WITH PROTECTING THE PRESIDENT.

    " Whomever hit him should have knocked him into a coma for the next 2 years".!.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cyndi59

      Wonders if CNN will show the elbow action over and over in slo-mo..and on page of the Washington Post.."President Obama Gets Nailed"

      November 26, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  11. JeriD

    Get better soon Mr. Prez. The world needs you, more than we know!

    November 26, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  12. BLACK

    To those of yall who are being ignorant: Bush had the whitehouse a mess before Obama entered, yall jus sayind its him because of his skin color, grow up. This country was a mess before him just take a look back! He is handling things well enough for now so let it be! Duhhhh!

    November 26, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • MarkIt

      Fellow American – as long as you continue to believe that racism is behind any and all criticism of this President, you will not be able to see the reality of what is actually happening to you, your family and this country, until it is too late. If you cannot learn to look past skin color – you will remain the racist you seem to be right now.

      November 26, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • libshateusa

      Yall just leave him be.... LOL Who do you think you are calling ignorant? You and the rest of the Obamanuts are one and the same.

      November 26, 2010 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  13. alec

    coming from a guy with canadian in his name

    November 26, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Rich

    I wonder if there was a Technical involved or if the other player will be suspended or pay a fine, ha ha ha....By the way, when he is playing basketball with his buddies, the secret service leaves them alone...as a general rule, the SS does not get involved in matters of personal enjoyment.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  15. dd

    This is what you get when you kick Americans in the balls.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
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