Well, here is a bad situation for the “aide” that gave Obama the fat lip. After seeing what Obama did to the lady that dared to ask a tough question about “Change” at a town hall meeting, ( she was fired from her job) this poor schlub is going to be sent to the north pole to do frostbite research. JD
“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,” spokesman Robert Gibbs in a statement.
The president played basketball for about two hours at a gym at Fort McNair in Washington.
Medical authorities used “a smaller filament which increases the number of stitches but makes a tighter stitch,” resulting in “a smaller scar”.
Mr Obama was given local anaesthetic when he received the treatment, Mr Gibbs said.
Mr Gibbs did not release the names of the people playing with the president.
Mr Obama had traveled to Fort McNair with a group of family and friends for the early morning game of basketball.
A keen sports fan, Mr Obama played a charity basketball game for US troops with NBA stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and hall-of-fame stars Bill Russell and Earvin “Magic” Johnson in August. He is also a keen golfer.