Barack Obama
US President Barack Obama (R) walks to his car with Secret Service Agents after a game of basketball with firends and aides on November 26, 2010 at Fort McNair in Washington, DC. - AFP Photo

WASHINGTON: The White House says President Barack Obama has received 12 stitches in his lip after being hit during a pickup basketball game.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says the president was inadvertently struck by someone's elbow Friday.

The president received the stitches in the doctor's office on the ground floor of the White House. Obama had traveled to Fort McNair with a group of family and friends for an early morning game of basketball. – AP

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