Obama suffers basketball injury; Gets 12 stitches

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
November 26, 2010 23:13

 
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WASHINGTON — The White House said US President Barack Obama received 12 stitches in his lip after being hit during a pick up basketball game Friday.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said the president was inadvertently struck by someone's elbow Friday.

The US president received the stitches in the doctor's office on the ground floor of the White House. Obama had traveled to Fort McNair with a group of family and friends for an early morning game of basketball.

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