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. silvesterrealty

    I guess this will teach him to get amnesty moving quicker.

    November 26, 2010 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bongga

    this blog is very good ilike very much..

    November 27, 2010 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  3. sean kuty

    I think Mr President has the right to play basketball like any other person,saying ugly things about this is unfair to him. Wishing Mr President speedy recovery.

    November 27, 2010 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  4. dizzle

    It's obvious that the person who hit him in the lip didn't support the President and is obviously a racist.

    November 27, 2010 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
  5. bill

    A fat lip......Really???

    November 27, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mackus

    What goes around comes around!

    He got just an elbow in the face, well that hurts less than the slap in the face that the Americans have taken from him! He is ruining the White House Imperial Image. A garden in the back, a swingset?? Then now he has his mother in law living in the White House on our dime! All he has done is grief and aggrevation for the American People, he loves other countries more than ours. Any man that won't put his hand over his heart for the Pledge of Alligance is no man that should be running our country. Ughhh!!!

    If we neglect to elect and NEW PRESIDENT, and get a strong republican in the White House, our country will crumble, and our children will be left with nothing!

    November 27, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jill

    Hmmm. . .last year Tiger stole the headlines the day after Thanksgiving. This year it's Obama. He clearly has to be in the limelight.

    November 27, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. breck

    who really cares? u guys do know we are on the brink of a new world war rite? maybe we should all concentrate on getting our gment to do the rite thing!

    November 27, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  9. kay nwk

    So what woop dee doo

    November 27, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  10. kay nwk

    What's the big deal! He got a busted mouth so & who cares! Sh%t happens

    November 27, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  11. cabo wabo

    man i wish i had the time to goof off and play basketball. im too busy working to pay for this mortgage on a house thats not worth it. of course obama went to a better college than i did, and got a better job. so thats how it goes.

    November 28, 2010 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  12. rumrunner

    should'nt have been 'down in the paint' with the 'bigs'

    November 28, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Ed Bailey

    Oop's, the arena under the hoop ain't called the butcher shop for naught. Sadly it gives the ignorant something to entertain themselves with. Hopefully this and a sprained ankle are it OK.I live in a sea of ignorance,UTAH,sadly no different than when I grew up in alabama in the 50's. You might think that all the theological propaganda that floods out of here it would be different. No different than the bible thumpers responsible for our. Children of "Mississippi burning. We have made progress, just not enough. Be careful,and tell Mr. Axelrod to tell Mrs. Axelrod thanks. I know she tried. The government failed, thanks again.

    November 28, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  14. jwtx

    That busted lip was a wake-up call from the Heavens above to quit playing basketball while America is in Peril !

    November 29, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  15. Jon

    You would think that with all that is going on in the world and here in the United States that the president would have more importanta stuff to do then play basketball or have concerts in the white house or fly half way across the world to put a word in for the Olympics. I'm fed up with Obama using our tax dollers so he can have fun at our expense. It's time for the most powerful man in the world to stand up and take charge of his country. I am not happy about ANYTHING he has done in office or anything he is trying to do. In my opinion he acts like he is back in his four years of college. TIME TO GROW UP MR. PRESIDENT!!!

    November 29, 2010 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
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