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. Nada

    What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger! He'll need to toughen up for his next election cause its not going to be pretty!

    November 26, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dale

    If this happen to Bush, you all would be cheering.

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

      Wrong again....if it had happen to Bush I'd be mad cause I wasn't the one that hit him.

      November 26, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dray

    Mr. President, I once had stiches, and in about 10 days they had a waxy feel and I removed them myself. Didn't feel a thing. Oh, don't forget to use aloe vera gel, cause it really does have healing properties. Get well soon Mr. President. LOL

    November 26, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Habib Mobama

    He won't be able to smoke for a few days – better take a vacation.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. g6

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha...can't think of another person on the planet who deserved it more.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. D

    What they didn't tell you was that it was his wife..

    November 26, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Splinter48708

    He got shellacked...again...HA HA HA HA!

    November 26, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Tome Walters

    Glad he was playing with friends and family. If he was playing with political opponents, it could have gotten ugly.
    And for the non-jocks, a busted lip in basketball is another day in the gym. Better than a sprained ankle.
    No crutches, and you can still eat ice cream. Recommend against the popcorn or salt on the margarita glass rim.

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

    Bush's fault.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. BJ, Texas

    Can't beleive he got him with an elbow. Couldn't he have used a baseball bat?

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

    President Obama needs to practice his moves. He should call President Bush for pointers who made some fancy moves

    against flying shoes

    November 26, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. vdanker

    Arguing on the internet is like competing in the Special Olympics. Even if you win, you're still ...well, you know.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • dmt

      Beauty, you've just given me reason to shut down. Thank you.

      November 26, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  13. thug4life

    Back in the hood, me and my homie Obama used to play it like prison ball all the time. He's just gone soft, yo.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael Arnelle

      shut up

      November 26, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Evan

      Was he on D? Or was he going up for a dunk and got elbowed on the way up?

      November 27, 2010 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  14. jeff

    the most Bush ever did was choke on a pretzel. Play hockey Prez.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anney

      correction Bush rode a bicycle and fell.... Bush suffered minor abrasions to his chin, upper lip, nose, right hand and both knees http://articles.cnn.com/2004-05-22/us/bush.fall_1_richard-tubb-trent-duffy-university-of-texas-graduation?_s=PM:US

      November 26, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Awlftopic

      Don't forget W. Bush was the Head Cheerleader in High School...

      November 26, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Adam 9

      He also fell off a Segway. Dude had a talent for physical humor, come to think of it.

      November 27, 2010 at 2:59 am | Report abuse |
    • papawterrt

      Looked like he was trying to 'palm' the ball with his lips, and like his politics, he missed...
      We've started the ball rolling (no pun intended),
      2012 we get our country (or what's left of it ) back.

      November 27, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  15. gap70

    who was he playing with Dick Chaney ?

    November 26, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
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