President Obama was injured in a pickup basketball game at Fort McNair in Washington DC and received 12 stitches. The President was elbowed by Rey Decerega, who works for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Obama received the stitches on his upper lip and was given a local anesthetic.
Other players in the pickup game were White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, who played basketball in college at Duke University, and other family members.
In response to injuring the President, Decerega said:
“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.”
Contrary to earlier reports, it was not Sarah Palin who elbowed the President, but I am sure she would have liked to and vise versa. Get well soon Barack xoxo TJC