Joe Biden ‘Will Likely Require a Walking Boot for Several Weeks’ After Spraining His Ankle


President-elect Joe Biden sprained his ankle whereas enjoying together with his canine Major.”Initial x-rays did not show any obvious fracture, but his clinical exam warranted more detailed imaging. 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,” Biden’s doctor Dr. Kevin O’Connor mentioned in an announcement, obtained by PEOPLE.The former vice chairman, who turned 78 final week, suffered the harm on Saturday and visited an orthopedist in Newark, Delaware, on Sunday afternoon, in response to the Associated Press.Biden slipped and twisted his ankle whereas enjoying together with his German shepherd Major, The Hill reported.Major — who was adopted from the Delaware Humane Association in November 2018, 10 years after the couple welcomed German shepherd Champ — will even make historical past as the primary shelter canine to dwell on the White House. The Bidens additionally plan to get a cat.RELATED: Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden Set to Bring a Cat to the White House Along with Their CanineOn Jan. 20, 2021, Biden will likely be sworn in because the oldest commander-in-chief in U.S. historical past.Last December, Biden’s doctor launched a three-page summary of his well being historical past describing him as “healthy” and “vigorous” whereas noting earlier points, together with an aneurysm in 1988.That similar month, the New York Times’ editorial board requested Biden, “Are you too old to be running for president?,” to which he replied: “Watch me. Watch me. All this stuff about lack of energy — come get in the bus with me, 16 hours a day, 10 days in a row. Come see me.”Biden added, “I do three things: I bike, treadmill and I lift. … I’m not in bad shape.”On Sunday, following the information of Biden’s ankle sprain, President Donald Trump, who has refused to concede the 2020 presidential election, tweeted: “Get well soon!”