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. Coach

    I wonder what kind of healthcare he has? Does he a deductible?? I wonder is his doctor is on my list of doctors I can use?

    November 26, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Matt DeNero

    At least he didn'tchoke on a pretzel.

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

    get well soon!!

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

    At least he wasn't hunting with Dick Cheney! LOL...

    November 26, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. fatlip

    Now his lip will swell up to match his gigantic Dumbo ears.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • MarkIt

      Seriously? That's the best you've got?

      November 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. cliffe

    we wish you quick recorvery mr. president

    November 26, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Erika

    Get over yourself. The president deserves to relax and play games on a holiday. Plus, we need to stay out of N/S Korea's business at this point.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cocoa

      Well said!

      November 26, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • MarkIt

      Erika- I agree. I think he should be able to relax and play some basketball on a Holiday too. - As far as staying out of N/S Korea's business...you think N. Korea will keep their business to themselves? Hmm. Maybe you can study up on Kim Jong Il a little, and see what he thinks of us and what he's said he'd like to do to us. Then- you can make an educated decision about whether we can just ignore him or not.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Greg

    Sounds like a not quite similar reverse accident incident of the Dick Chaney hunting episode!

    November 26, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  9. outraged citizen

    Too bad he wasn't playing baseball.
    They could have taken a bat to his ever blithering mouth.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • dmt

      Boy, you must have hated seeing Paladino lose!

      November 26, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. jan

    Pres.Obama I pray that you will have a speedy recovery.You are and will always. Be my No.1 President

    November 26, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hmmm

      Seriously, you really need to get some help......

      November 26, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. BJ, Texas

    Feel sorry for the guy that hit him. The obama media will now label him a racist.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Philly Guy

      this is why texas is a backward state

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

      Yeah, red state and proud of it. In 2012 we'll have a red country. I know you'd like to come here, but take youself and your kind back to canada or where ever you came from.

      November 26, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Rocketship

    I didn't say anything about Palin. Go back and look.
    But since you brought it up tell me she never steps in a steaming pile.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  13. hobiedad

    Hey it's better than getting shot by your VP!

    November 26, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Tam

    Ive - why are you so afraid of a teleprompter? Do you know what it is? The text of your speech - written by you or your speechwriters, is shown on the teleprompter – instead of having to shuffle pages on the podium, you read the text off the screen. No big deal. You still need something to say. And this way, you won't forget, or get mixed up. The teleprompter fits in more words than even two palms.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  15. bonnie

    Wow, Get better soon.... Mr.President

    November 26, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
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