Pfeiffer shooting hoops after hospital visits
September 15th, 2013
01:35 PM ET
7 months ago

Pfeiffer shooting hoops after hospital visits

(CNN)– Dan Pfeiffer, President Obama's longtime adviser, is back on the basketball court after being hospitalized last week.

Pfeiffer retweeted this tweet Sunday from Assistant Press Secretary Matt Lehrich:


A White House spokeswoman confirmed Saturday Pfeiffer returned to work after he was in the hospital for "stroke-like symptoms."

"We are happy and relieved to have Dan back at work full time," Amy Brundage told CNN.

Pfeiffer, 37, was taken to George Washington University Hospital on September 4, discharged, then readmitted after feeling ill again the next morning, according to a report in the New York Times. Doctors determined Pfeiffer suffers from hypertension.

"He's feeling better, listening to his doctors and focused on helping implement the president's very full domestic and foreign policy agenda," Brundage added.

One of the only remaining holdovers from the early days of Obama's first campaign for the nation's highest office, Pfeiffer has not commented on his health scare and whether it will impact his future within the administration. All indications thus far point to Pfeiffer remaining at the helm for the president; he briefed Denis McDonough to help ready the chief of staff for appearances on last Sunday's morning talk shows after being released from the hospital Saturday morning.

– CNN's Jason Seher and Greg Clary contributed to this report.


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  1. Carl

    Focusing on Obama'a various agendas? Ha! More like hangin out with his buddy on the court once in a while.

    September 15, 2013 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |