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John Kerry Appears At The White House Sporting A Broken Nose, 2 Black Eyes

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An injured Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) attends an event in the East Room of the White House Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, where President Barack Obama honored the 2010-2011 Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins hockey team. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
An injured Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) attends an event in the East Room of the White House Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, where President Barack Obama honored the 2010-2011 Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins hockey team. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

Sen. John Kerry made quite an impression on Monday when he appeared at a White House event honoring the Stanley Cup champs, the Boston Bruins, sporting a broken nose and two black eyes.

The 68-year-old senior Democrat from Massachusetts suffered the injuries during a pickup hockey game over the holidays. According to the Political Intelligence blog, Kerry was hit in the face with a hockey stick.

"He's totally fine," Kerry spokeswoman Whitney Smith told ABC News. "Very ironically he busted his nose recently playing ice hockey, so the Bruins can certainly relate."

Kerry has played hockey for many years, typically in the forward/right wing position. The centrist lawmaker and former presidential contender also participates in the Congressional Hockey Challenge, a charity event between lawmakers and lobbyists that raises thousands of dollars for the Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club in Washington D.C.

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