President Barack Obama injured his lip in Thanksgiving Basketball Game

By on Nov 27, 2010 in Basketball, Current Events, Politics, United States, World Comments
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US President Barack Obama suffered a cut on his lip when he was hit by an elbow while playing basketball at Fort McNair, Washington DC, according to international news sites. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs confirmed the injury suffered by President Obama in a statement.

President Obama was playing with his personal aide Reggie Love, a former Duke University player, and other relatives when the incident happened.

President Obama‘s lip was treated at the office of the White House doctor and was given 12 stitches by the White House Medical Unit. Gibbs said that local anaesthetic was applied on President Obama during the treatment. “The medical unit that treated Obama used a smaller filament than typically used, which increases the number of stitches but makes a tighter stitch and results in a smaller scar,” Gibbs added.

One photograph of President Obama was taken after the incident, it shows him at the White House nursing his lip using what appeared to be an ice pack.

Image credit: AP


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