President-elect Joe Biden has sprained his ankle and will most likely need to wear a walking boot for several weeks, reports said. The former vice president sustained the injury while playing with his dog, Major.
Biden’s physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor said in a statement, “Initial x-rays did not show any obvious fracture, but his clinical exam warranted more detailed imaging. A 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.”
Biden, 78, was injured on Saturday and visited an orthopedist in Newark, Delaware, on Sunday afternoon.
He was said to have slipped and twisted his ankle while playing with his German shepherd, Major.
President Donald Trump tweeted: “Get well soon!” to Biden.