(CHICAGO) - After publicly mentioning a hip injury last week while visiting the troops in Kuwait, Barack Obama decided to have it looked at tonight.
He arrived at the University of Chicago Medical Center at around 9pm ET for a scheduled appointment.
Per his senior strategist Robert Gibbs, Obama injured his hip while playing basketball a few weeks ago. It has been bothering him a bit and he wanted to have it checked out. And, of course, he wants to get back on the basketball court.
After about 50 minutes inside the hospital, Obama walked out and said that he had some "small x-rays" taken but that "everything's OK."
"Its all good," he said as he left the hospital which was held open late just for this appointment.
With his signature confidence, Obama was upbeat. "I think I'm going to be good in about a week."