President Barack Obama required 12 stitches in his lip after he was injured during a pickup basketball game Friday, according to The Associated Press.
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Obama was playing with a group of family and friends who were visiting for Thanksgiving, the White House said, but would not identify the owner of the stray elbow that caught the president in the mouth. Obama's nephew, Avery Robinson, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Reggie Love, Obama's personal assistant, were among the players on the court, though the White House said that none of them were responsible for the injury.Obama received the stitches under local anesthesia in the doctor's office on the ground floor of the White House. He received 12 stitches of a smaller-than-normal filament that makes a tighter stitch and leaves a smaller scar.