Biden’s transition team has reported that the 78 year old slipped and hurt his ankle on Saturday while playing with his dog Major.
Kevin O’Connor Biden’s doctor firstly stated that an x-ray did not show any obvious fractures. ‘Initial x-rays are reassuring that there is no obvious fracture and he will be getting an additional CT for more detail imaging,’ he said. After the CT scan O’Connor went on to report that; ‘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.’
Fractures can be a cause for concern as people age, but in Biden’s case it appears based on his doctors statement that it is a mild injury. Biden who recently turned 78 is set to become the oldest American president in history when he is inaugurated on January 20th, 2021.
In response to seeing a video of Biden leaving his doctors orthopedic office, President Trump who has as yet refused to concede defeat in the election tweeted ‘Get well soon!’
When Biden along with first lady Jill Biden takes office in January, their dog Major will become the first ever shelter dog to reside in the White House. The Biden’s adopted him from the Delaware Humane Association in 2018. Also coming along with them will be their other German Shepherd, Champ, plus the Biden’s are also planning to add a cat into the mix.