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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    November 26, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Charlie1

    Did someone forget to tell Obama that unlike Bush he does not get time off at the ranch? This is what some of you idiots are implying. To you, every crises in the world needs fixing just when the president looks as if his thumb having a good time. As far as North Korea goes, it seems that every dunderhead out there knows more than the pentagon who is monitoring the crises and keeping the president informed. PEOPLE, PLEASE! Calm down and enjoy your holiday – Stop being hypocrites and haters. You spend so much time in FOXLAND, who makes up ways to hate this one man, you can't think straight. God save us from pretend Christians, sheeeeesh! Let the man enjoy his holiday and his family as much as he can while being on constant call duty. No wonder he's gotten so gray. MOST of us couldn't deal with that kind of constant pressure! Have a BUD & CHILL!

    November 26, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. vinny

    It's Bush's fault. lol. He blames Bush for everything else.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Tyler Durden

    This just in...the President likes to play basketball. BREAKING NEWS


    And CNN wonders why nobody likes them anymore

    November 26, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Evie Garone

    Couldn't happen to a nicer guy...maybe he was running his liberal, socialist BIG mouth TOO even during a GAME, ha, ha, ha!!!

    November 26, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
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    November 26, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. CR

    Did you see the photo afterwards of him sitting by the window. Oh, is he feeling sorry for himself? Moron that he is.

    November 26, 2010 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. hipety hop music

    It's fun watching politicians pretending to be one of US.

    November 26, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  9. JIm

    Let me guess, this was Bush's fault?

    This is just another government cover-up. Not sure why, but it had something to do with Area 51, the Loch Ness monster, and the Trilateral Commission.

    November 26, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Ava Aston's Muckery

    Something doesn't sound right about this story. You add this to the story of Obama sending a 150 page rambling email he sent at 4:30 in the morning and there is reason for concern about his state of mind, never mind the state of our country.

    November 26, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  11. emmanuel

    Games should be played with fairness and the rule,if you want tax cut for the rich.(rule of the game) Pay for it Republican. Elbow thrown in Basketball game not acceptable, is called fowl. Quik recovery Mr. President.

    November 26, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Uche

    If this were to happen in one of the third world countries, this guy could have been handcuffed and interogated... ' wish you quick recovery mr president.

    November 26, 2010 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Howkasam

    Street basketball, lash, lash, that's they way it is played.

    November 26, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  14. one of the other players

    Obama was actually knocked out. When he came to, he was upset because he thought it was flag-basketball.

    November 26, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Big Game James

    The POTUS is soooo un-American!! He went and got some exercise after turkey day instead of lumbering around a mall until falling into a food-court induced coma!! Get lives. The man is human.

    November 26, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
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