Joe Biden breaks his foot while playing with a dog and will likely have to wear a boot | American News


President-elect Joe Biden broke his foot while playing with one of his dogs and will likely have to wear a boot for several weeks, his doctor said.

Mr Biden visited an orthopedic surgeon in Newark, Del. On Sunday afternoon after being injured the day before.

A CT scan revealed tiny fractures of two small bones in the middle of her right foot, her doctor Kevin O’Connor said in a statement.

Joe Biden was playing with his dog, Major. Credit: Delaware Humane Association Instagram

“It is expected that he will probably need a walking boot for several weeks,” added Mr. O’Connor.

The Democrat’s political opponent, Donald Trump, then tweeted him to say “Get well soon,” in a gesture considered surprising by some.

Mr Biden was seen limping as he left the doctor’s office for his CT scan, although he did not use a crutch or walking aid.

Dressed in a mask and casual clothes, he seemed in good spirits as he waved to reporters.

The president-elect was playing with his dog, Major, when he was injured.

Major was adopted from a rescue center in 2018, which means that in January he will be the first rescue dog live in the White House.

The Bidens also have another dog, Champ, and have said they plan to have a cat.

At 78, Biden will be the oldest president when he takes office in January, although he has frequently brushed aside questions about his age.

In a medical report he released last year, he was described as “healthy, vigorous” and “fit to successfully perform the duties of the presidency.”


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