Saturday, November 27, 2010

President Obama gets 12 stitches for lip injury while playing basketball

President Obama needed 12 stitches on his upper lip after he was inadvertently hit friday morning while playing basketball with friends and family at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C.The president was playing defense when Rey Decerega, an opposing player, turned into him to take a shot and his elbow hit Obama in the mouth.
“I learned today the president is both a tough competitor and a good sport,” Decerega, said in a written statement. “I enjoyed playing basketball with him this morning. I’m sure he’ll be back out on the court again soon.” …
The injury occurred in the last of the five games Obama was playing with his friends, which included his nephew, Avery Robinson, personal aide Reggie Love and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

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