After a tough basketball game, President Obama needed 12 stitches to close a nasty cut to his lip. His speaking engagements may be a little bit difficult for the next few days.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama received 12 stitches in his lip after being hit during a pick up basketball game, the White House said on Friday.
"After being inadvertently hit with an opposing player's elbow in the lip while playing basketball with friends and family, the president received 12 stitches today administered by the White House Medical Unit," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said, according to NBC News.
Gibbs did not release the names of the people playing with the president.
Obama received the stitches under local anesthesia in the doctor's office on the ground floor White House after he returned home.
I'd hate to be the guy whose elbow connected with his lip. He's got to feel awful.