The President-Elect sprained his right foot on Sunday while playing with his dog Major, and was taken to an orthopedic specialist out of an abundance of caution.
Biden visited Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists in Newark on Sunday afternoon. There, initial X-rays showed “no obvious fracture,” according to a statement from his physician, Kevin O’Connor.
“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.
Biden arrived at the clinic in a van, and was maneuvered out of sight of reporters and media as he entered the office. After spending approximately two hours there he was transferred to a nearby facility for a CT image, where he was observed by a cameraperson as walking a limp.
Biden adopted the German Shepherd in 2018, and Major will become the first rescue dog to live at the White House.
Looks like he’s off on the wrong foot after all.
“Initial x-rays did not show any obvious fracture, but his clinical exam warranted more detailed imaging,” Dr. Kevin O’Connor said Sunday. “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.”CNN