Joe Biden has fractured his foot and will require a walking boot for several weeks
Joe Biden has fractures in his foot bones and “will likely require a walking boot for several weeks,” according to the doctor's statement.
Biden's transition team said Sunday that President-elect Joe Biden sustained hairline fractures in his
right foot while playing with his dog and will wear an orthopedic walking boot.
When he was playing with Major, one of his two German shepherds, Biden slipped and twisted his ankle on Saturday, and was seen by a doctor on Sunday.
Kevin O'Connor, a doctor with Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists in Newark, Del., said in an initial statement that Biden was diagnosed with a sprain in his right foot."Initial X-rays are reassuring that there is no obvious fracture and he will be getting an additional CT for more detailed imaging," O'Connor said in a statement.
A Biden spokesperson said the team arranged on Sunday afternoon for Biden to get an X-ray and another CT to avoid disturbing his Monday plans. As closed offices were being opened and workers needed
time to set up, the spokesperson noted delays were expected.
Those X-rays showed hairline fractures in the foot, and according to his campaign in
a statement later Sunday evening, the president-elect would wear a walking boot for several weeks,"
The former vice president, who turned 78 last week, will become the oldest president inaugurated into office in U.S. history.