Obama Back on Court With Busted Lip

Injury doesn't keep prez from playing with his daughters

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 29, 2010 9:13 AM CST

(Newser) – President Obama was back on the basketball court yesterday despite his injured lip, but his opponents this time around were a bit less likely to elbow him. Obama played an early morning game at an Interior Department gym with daughters Malia, 12, and Sasha, 9, the New York Daily News reports. He got more than his fill of basketball this weekend, having also attended the Oregon State-Howard University game Saturday. Click here to see whose elbow Obama took to the face.

President Barack Obama waits as his daughter Sasha walks by after a basketball outing with both of his girls and some of their friends, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, in Washington.
President Barack Obama waits as his daughter Sasha walks by after a basketball outing with both of his girls and some of their friends, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, in Washington.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
President Barack Obama watches as he returns to the White House from playing basketball with his daughters, Sasha, right, and Malia, center, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, in Washington.
President Barack Obama watches as he returns to the White House from playing basketball with his daughters, Sasha, right, and Malia, center, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, in Washington.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
President Barack Obama shakes hands with the Oregon State men's basketball coach, brother-in-law Craig Robinson, after Oregon State defeated Howard, in Washington, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010.
President Barack Obama shakes hands with the Oregon State men's basketball coach, brother-in-law Craig Robinson, after Oregon State defeated Howard, in Washington, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
First daughter Sasha points at President Barack Obama while they attend an NCAA college basketball game between Howard and Oregon State in Washington, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010.
First daughter Sasha points at President Barack Obama while they attend an NCAA college basketball game between Howard and Oregon State in Washington, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
President Barack Obama kisses his daughter Sasha on the head at an NCAA college basketball game between Howard and Oregon State in Washington, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010.
President Barack Obama kisses his daughter Sasha on the head at an NCAA college basketball game between Howard and Oregon State in Washington, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
President Barack Obama, top, shakes hands with members of the Oregon State men's basketball team after they defeated Howard 84-74 during an NCAA college basketball game in Washington, Nov. 27, 2010.
President Barack Obama, top, shakes hands with members of the Oregon State men's basketball team after they defeated Howard 84-74 during an NCAA college basketball game in Washington, Nov. 27, 2010.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
President Barack Obama, center, looks at first lady Michelle Obama, left, during an NCAA basketball game between Oregon State and Howard University on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010 in Washington.
President Barack Obama, center, looks at first lady Michelle Obama, left, during an NCAA basketball game between Oregon State and Howard University on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010 in Washington.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama shoots a basketball during the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House in Washington, Monday, April 5, 2010.
President Barack Obama shoots a basketball during the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House in Washington, Monday, April 5, 2010.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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