Nov 26, 2010

Oouch! Obama gets busted lip shooting hoops needing 12 stitches

Barack Obama required 12 stitches after being elbowed shooting hoops.

Playing in a post-Thanksgiving pickup game with visiting family members and personal aide Reggie Love, Obama caught an elbow to the lip. The injury was treated by the medical unit located on the first floor of the White House.

Obama was given a local anesthetic. The medical staff used a procedure that required more stitches than usual in an effort to minimize the scar.