Barack Obama gets 12 stitches on lip during basketball game.
President Barack Obama gets 12 stitches in his upper lip during the basketball game.
After being accidentally hit with an opposing player’s elbow in the lip while playing basketball.The president played basketball for two hours at Fort McNair gym in Washington.reported press secretary of the White House, Robert Gibbs.
According to Gibbs, a player of the opposing team hit the president unintentionally. Medical Medical authorities used “a smaller filament which increases the number of stitches but makes a tighter stitch,” resulting in “a smaller scar.
President Obama was given local anaesthetic when he received the treatment, Mr Gibbs said.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, 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.
- Obama Stitches: Basketball Injury At Fort McNair, 12 Stitches (nowpublic.com)