Joe Biden’s personal physician said Sunday the president-elect suffered hairline fractures in his foot while playing with one of his dogs and will probably have to wear a protective boot for several weeks.
Biden’s office said in a statement the incident happened on Saturday. Biden then visited a specialist on Sunday for x-rays and a CT scan.
Reuters reported that doctors initially thought the former vice president had merely sprained his ankle, but ordered an additional scan of the injury.
A “follow-up CT scan confirmed hairline (small) fractures,” Biden’s personal physician Kevin O’Connor said in a separate statement. “He will likely require a walking boot for several weeks.”
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Trump, who has not conceded defeat in the election and is contesting the results in court, wished Biden a speedy recovery. “Get well soon!” Trump said in a Tweet.