President-elect Joe Biden has a sustained a small fracture in his right “mid-foot” and will “likely require a walking boot for several weeks,” his doctor said in a statement Sunday, after Biden slipped while playing with his dog, Major, on Saturday.
Earlier in the afternoon, doctors said they found “no obvious fracture,” but a follow-up CT scan confirmed hairline fractures of Biden’s “lateral and intermediate cuneiform bones, which are in the mid-foot,” according to a statement from his doctor, Kevin O’Connor.
“Initial x-rays did not show any obvious fracture, but his clinical exam warranted more detailed imaging,” Dr. Kevin O’Connor said Sunday, according to CNN. “Follow-up CT scan confirmed hairline (small) fractures of President-elect Biden’s lateral and intermediate cuneiform bones, which are in the mid-foot. It is anticipated that he will likely require a walking boot for several weeks.”
Reporters covering the president-elect were not able to see Biden enter the doctor’s office. But
Biden was visibly limping when he left the doctor’s office to head to an imaging center for his CT scan, according to reporters covering the president-elect.
At 78, Biden will be the oldest president when he’s inaugurated in January, but he frequently dismissed questions about his age on the campaign trail. His doctor has described him as “healthy, vigorous” and “fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency.”
President Trump responded to the news by wishing Biden well, tweeting “Get well soon!”
Get well soon! https://t.co/B0seiO84ld
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2020