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CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) – Just back from an eight-day trip to the Middle East and Europe, Barack Obama went to see a doctor Sunday night at the University of Chicago Medical Center to examine a sore hip.
"His hip has been sore from basketball for a few weeks so he's going to see an orthopedic doctor," said senior adviser Robert Gibbs.
Obama works out almost every day and is an avid basketball player. The last time he played was shooting around with U.S. troops on a quick stop in Kuwait where he complained of hip pain.
UPDATE: Obama left the hospital less than an hour after entering, telling a pool reporter that he had some X-rays done because of a basketball injury but "It's all good." "I think I'm going to be good in about a week." He is back home and leaves Chicago Monday morning for a day of economic meetings in Washington.
When Obama visited Kuwait at the beginning of his international trip he told the troops, "Unfortunately I have a hip injury. You don't believe me, I was playing a couple weeks ago and I had a little twist up. So I'm not going to be able to play full ball with you guys. But I am going to take someone in a game of horse."