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Mitch Daniels hurt, gets 16 stitches to forehead

Mitch Daniels
Gov Mitch Daniels, R-Ind. AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

Indiana Republican governor Mitch Daniels was hit in the forehead by a swinging door after concluding a workout Friday afternoon, prompting an injury that required 16 stitches.

"Governor Mitch Daniels received 16 stitches to his forehead Friday afternoon after an accident at the National Institute for Fitness and Sport in Indianapolis," the governor's office said in a statement to CBS News. "As he concluded a workout at about 1:30 p.m., he was standing near a door. The door suddenly swung open and struck the governor in the forehead."

"The governor's security detail transported him to Methodist Hospital. He was treated and released and is recovering at home," the statement continued.

Daniels has vowed to decide soon on making a presidential run. The former White House budget director is being pursued by Republicans disenchanted with their party's contenders to take on President Obama.

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