Obama Suffers Basketball Injury; Gets 12 Stitches


The White House says President Barack Obama has received 12 stitches in his lip after being hit during a pick up basketball game.

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

The 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.

(Source: Washington Post)


  1. BHO is tall – about 6 feet plus – so who managed to put an elbow (!) in his face? Or is this what really happened? Twelve stitches is a lot in one lip – did he actually “lip off” to the wrong person? Or, G-d forbid – was this a serious attempt at assault?

  2. Funny, had this happened to GWB, and people made these comments, you all would be clamoring on about proper kavod to the head of state.

    I guess you only see the need to respect when you agree with someone. That says much more about you than this does about Obama.