The Washington Times - May 20, 2011, 05:31PM

A post-workout mishap involving a door has apparently left Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, a possible presidential contender, in stitches — sixteen of them.

The office of the Republican governor and potential presidential contender, shot out the following news release describing the head-splitting event:


“Governor Mitch Daniels received 16 stitches to his forehead Friday afternoon after an accident at the National Institute for Fitness and Sport in Indianapolis. 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.”

Many Republicans are urging Mr. Daniels to enter the GOP field of White House hopefuls. He is said to still be weighing his options. Meanwhile, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty revealed plans to announce his candidacy on Monday.