President Obama Receives Stitches After Basketball Injury


Now just because you’re the “most powerful man in the world” doesn’t exclude you from the occasional broken appendage or scraped knee here and there – just ask our sports obsessed President, Barack Obama.

After what was appeared to be a typical afternoon of pick up hoops at the White House (which goes down rather regularly on the hallowed grounds), President Obama was seen with his appointed medical staff, being administered twelve stitches to his upper lip. The cause of the mild mannered incident was an opposing player’s elbow meeting the President’s money maker (Gotta watch out, Sir. They’ll get ya every time).

“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. They were done in the doctor’s office located on the ground floor of the White House.”

The culprit with the ferociously sharp, swinging bows being none other than the director of programs for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Rey Decerega, offered up no apology to his esteemed boss and merely stated the activity was all in good fun.

“I learned today the president is both a tough competitor and a good sport. I enjoyed playing basketball with him this morning. I’m sure he’ll be back out on the court again soon,” Decerega said.

Also, according to the pool report, the stitching treatment administered to our Commander in Chief was a special type of fiber, aimed at limiting visible scar tissue. So don’t worry, folks. The face of our great country will remain without blemish.

Being an avid pick up ball participant myself, I’ve been subject to its woeful lacerations, but trust me, all it really does is leave you with a cool story. Just add this one to your repertoire, Mr. President.

Quote and image via Huffington Post

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