While playing with a group of friends and family members, the US president inadvertently received an elbow to the lip, as announced by Robert Gibbs, his rep, and had to visit the White House Medical Unit to get 12 stitches in his lip.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs stated: “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.”
His friend Rey Decerega, director of programs for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, who is guilty of unintentionally harming Barack Obama, said: “I learned today the president is both a tough competitor and a good sport. I enjoyed playing basketball with him. I’m sure he’ll be back out on the court again soon.”
Barack Obama is an avid sports fan. His hometown, Chicago, has one of the best teams in the NBA championship, the Chicago Bulls.