Wilmington, Doll. – President-elect Joe Biden has broken his right leg while playing with one of his dogs, an injury found on a Sunday scan and he needs to wear boots for several weeks, his doctor said.
Biden suffered an injury Saturday and visited an orthopedist in Newark, Delaware on Sunday afternoon, his office said.
“Early X-rays did not show a clear fracture,” but medical staff ordered a more detailed CT scan, his doctor Kevin O’Connor said in a statement. O’Connor said a subsequent scan showed small fractures of two small bones in the middle of his right foot.
“He was told he needed walking boots for several weeks,” O’Connor said.
Fractures are usually a concern with the age of the people, but Biden appears to be very mild based on his doctor’s statement and planned treatment. At 78 he will be the oldest president when he opens in January; He often dismissed questions about his age during the campaign.
Despite numerous requests, Biden did not allow the president-elect to enter the doctor’s office on Sunday. Leaving the doctor’s office to go to an imaging center for his CT scan, Biden remained visible, although he walked without a crutch or other assistance.
Biden suffered an injury while playing with one of Biden’s two dogs, Major. They adopted Major in 2018 and owned their first dog champ after the 2008 election. Bidens said they plan to bring their dogs to the White House and get the cat.
Last December he released a doctor’s report revealing that he would take statins to keep his cholesterol at a healthy level, but his doctor described him as “healthy, energetic” and “fit to successfully carry out the duties of the presidency”.
Associated Press author JK Miller contributed to the report.
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