Hispanic Caucus Leader Gives Barack Obama a Fat Lip during Basketball Game

A Hispanic man elbowed Barack Obama in the mouth Friday morning, causing the President to have a fat lip—but it wasn’t on purpose.

Reynaldo Decerega, the leader of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, was playing a friendly game of pick-up basketball with Obama at Fort McNair military base in Washington this morning. When Decerega went up for a shot, he turned toward Obama and accidentally elbowed the President in the mouth.

The errant elbow sent Obama to the White House Medical Unit where he was given 12 stitches for his fat lip.

Decerega, who is reportedly very sorry about hurting Obama, said he's confident that Barack will be back on the court in no time.

"I learned today the President is both a tough competitor and a good sport," he said in a statement. "I enjoyed playing basketball with him this morning. I'm sure he'll be back out on the court again soon."