President-elect Joe Biden will need a walking boot after sustaining small fractures to his right foot while playing with one of his dogs, according to his doctor.
Biden was injured Saturday and visited an orthopedist at Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists in Newark, Del., for an examination Sunday afternoon, according to a pool report.
Earlier in the afternoon, doctors said they found “no obvious fracture,” but a follow-up CT scan confirmed hairline fractures of Biden’s “lateral and intermediate cuneiform bones, which are in the mid-foot,” according to a statement from his doctor, Kevin O’Connor.
"It is anticipated that he will likely require a walking boot for several weeks," O’Connor was quoted as saying.
On Sunday night, President Donald Trump wished Biden well, tweeting "Get well soon!"
Reporters covering the president-elect were not able to see Biden enter the doctor’s office. But Biden was visibly limping when he left the doctor’s office to head to an imaging center for his CT scan, according to pool reports.
Biden was injured while playing with Major, one of the Bidens’ two dogs.
At 78, Biden will be the oldest president when he’s inaugurated in January, but he frequently dismissed questions about his age on the campaign trail. His doctor has described him as “healthy, vigorous” and “fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.