President-elect Joe Biden fractured his foot while playing with one of his dogs — and will need to wear a walking boot for several weeks as a result, his doctor said Sunday.
The 78-year-old Democrat slipped while playing with his German Shepherd, Major, on Saturday and visited an orthopedist in Delaware for an examination on Sunday afternoon.
While initial X-rays showed “no obvious fracture,” a subsequent CT scan “confirmed hairline (small) fractures of President-elect Biden’s lateral and intermediate cuneiform bones, which are in the mid-foot,” according to a statement from his doctor Kevin O’Connor.
The president-elect could be seen limping as he left the doctor’s office to head to an imaging center for the CT scan, though he walked without a crutch or other help.
“It is anticipated that he will likely require a walking boot for several weeks,” O’Connor said.
Sources: NY Post; Image: The Guardian