Obama gets 12 stitches for basketball injury

Fri, Nov 26
2:54
PM ET

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama received 12 stitches in his lip after being hit during a pick-up basketball game, The White House said Friday.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said 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.

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