New York: US President-elect Joe Biden suffered “hairline fractures” on his foot when playing with 1 of his dogs on Saturday and might want a “walking boot for several weeks”, a CT scan report has confirmed late Sunday evening.
Biden, 78, spent most of Sunday in medical professional offices – initial at Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists in Newark, Delaware and subsequently at one more place for a CT scan.
Biden’s “initial x-rays did not show any obvious fracture, but his clinical exam warranted more detailed imaging,” according to Dr. Kevin O’Connor, Director, Executive Medicine, GW Medical Faculty Associates. O’Connor has been Biden’s main care doctor considering that 2009.
“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,” the medical professional mentioned.
White House pool reporters in Wilmington, Delaware, mentioned they noticed Biden was visibly limping as he waved to reporters and bystanders.
Biden was injured Saturday when playing with Major, 1 of his two dogs. Major joined the Biden loved ones in 2018, the other dog Champ is 2008 vintage. The Bidens will be bringing Major and Champ to the White House. They also have plans to adopt a cat.
Biden will be the oldest American president when he’s inaugurated in January. Biden’s medical professional, in an earlier report, describes the President-elect as “healthy, vigorous” and “match.