White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has confirmed that President Barack Obama suffered a basketball injury on Friday. President Obama traveled to the Fort McNair location for an early Friday morning game of "five on five" basketball when he suffered an injury. The President was hit with an opponent's elbow in the lip while playing basketball with friends and family.
The President received treatment in the White House's physician's office located on the ground floor of the White House Medical Unit. Obama's injury required twelve stitches and local anesthesia.
Despite the injury, Obama insists that basketball is one of his favorite sports. Obama's personal assistant, Reggie Love, is a former basketball player for Duke University.
The official statement from Gibbs read:" 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."