Washington, Nov 30 : US President-elect Joe Biden, 78, has fractured his foot, his doctor Kevin O’Connor clarified after Biden’s transition team announced that he had twisted his ankle while playing with his dog.
“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,” Dr O’Connor said on Sunday.
US President Donald Trump commented on the incident on Twitter, wishing Biden to “Get well soon!”
Earlier in the day, O’Connor said in a statement that Biden had “sustained a sprain of his right foot,” but initial X-rays showed “no obvious fracture.”
Biden’s transition team announced in a statement on Sunday that Biden slipped and twisted his ankle while playing with his dog Major on Saturday. The team said Biden was going to an orthopedist on Sunday.