Obama Takes Elbow, Needs 12 Stitches

President gets a fat lip during pickup basketball game
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Suggested by GoingLikeSixty
Posted Nov 26, 2010 2:14 PM CST
President Obama, with an ice pack over his mouth, looks out the second floor window of the White House.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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(Newser) – Insert witty political metaphor here: President Obama needed 12 stitches today after taking an elbow to the lip during a pickup basketball game, reports MSNBC. No word on the elbow thrower, but the White House declares the president was "inadvertently hit" during the game at Fort McNair. The AP later photographed him holding an icepack to his mouth inside the White House. (See photo in the gallery.)

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