Obama Suffers Basketball Injury; Gets 12 Stitches - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Obama Suffers Basketball Injury; Gets 12 Stitches

(Photo from the White House basketball court, this picture was not taken on Friday) (Photo from the White House basketball court, this picture was not taken on Friday)

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House has identified the person whose elbow injured President Barack Obama during a pickup game of basketball on Friday. His name is Rey Decerega and he works for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute.

The White House also released a statement from Decerega, who says he enjoys playing basketball with Obama and is sure the president will be back out on the court again soon.

Obama needed 12 stitches in his upper lip after being hit by Decerega's elbow during the game.
      
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