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. eric

    I don't think because obama is the president then he should seize to b social, sociable or hang outm I don't think that being the predident means one should be an introvert. I believe he can and should be able to relax sometimes and have fun. Though am sorry he got injured.

    November 26, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. World

    One of the perks of being President. You get hurt, go to a room in your house and get medical treatment.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Oweee

    Oh shuciks, does this mean we don't get to listed to him on TV 24/7?

    November 26, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Edwin

    Maybe he likes a rough game... he can play aggressive politics, why not aggressive basketball? It releases tension, and I would guess being president is not the most relaxing job in the world...

    November 26, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Tizbad

    Get well soon Mr. President !!

    November 26, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Turkey

    Who cares – What really matters is did he win or lose the game?

    November 26, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cyndi59

    Obama is sitting at his desk right now..reading all this crap and thinking to himself.."I best order a kick proof,elbow and family jewel supporter cup.."has a card game with the guys tomorrow..the thing that stikes the best on these blogs..we all enjoy the humour of it all..

    November 26, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Ben Bernanke

    everyone needs to remember he cant make any jobs or anything, im the one that makes the jobs right now, printing more MONEY for everyone to spend more. Tell me what did he do to make more jobs?
    All Hail Me Mr. Ben Bernanke

    November 26, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  9. DaveinNY

    The entire Republic party is loving this

    November 26, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. kaye

    nice to know somwone had a nice turkey...while others still need jobs....and nice to know someone has good healthcare still in but he always will...i forgot it's just us suckers that live in the real world that got the shaft!

    November 26, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • smitty

      do you want 10 people marching towards your tent with roasted meats, baked veggies and pies? i think you hail from new orleans...thats the NO mentality. Nobody here in the breadbasket would ever think like that.

      November 26, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Cesar

    Opposing team? More like opposing party-Republicans cheating again. HA HA HA

    November 26, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jack

    You people could NOT lick this guy's ass crack any more! Amazing!

    November 26, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Rocketship

    This has something to do with the arc of the moral universe.
    A good guess would be it had something to do with removing the Winsto Churchill bust from the Oval Office.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jimmy

    What a shame ! all that hustle and energy and his friend didn't crush Obama's windpipe and put him out of our misery!

    November 26, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  15. ricky

    I m Wondering what he is good at?presidency to Handle. For him and basketball not his best. maybe he stop talking now the only thing he is good at

    November 26, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
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