The injury occurred as Biden played with his family’s dog, Major, Saturday.
“Initial x-rays did not show any obvious fracture, but his clinical exam warranted more detailed imaging,” Dr. Kevin O’Connor said Sunday, according to CNN. “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.”
President Donald Trump tweeted about the news, telling Biden to “Get well soon!”
The New York Times reports that Biden’s team planned a follow-up Sunday to avoid disrupting his Monday schedule. There was a van at the orthopedic office that tried to “block reporters and photographers from seeing Mr. Biden as he entered the doctor’s office,” according to The New York Times.
NEW: @nbcnews photographer captures @JoeBiden leaving orthopedic office in Delaware where the president-elect was just treated for what his doctor called a sprained right ankle from a fall Saturday. pic.twitter.com/mTYee0BMur— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) November 29, 2020
Biden suffered the injury while playing with his dog Major, who is a German Shepard that the Bidens adopted in 2018. The family has another dog — a German shepherd named Champ. The family plans to get a cat when they move into the White House, too.