President-elect Joe Biden fractured his right foot while playing with playing with Major, one of his dogs, German sheperd, on Saturday. His doctor, Kevin O’Connor, says Biden suffered a stress fractures in his right foot and would likely be wearing a walking boot for several weeks. X-rays did not appear to show “obvious” bone fractures but follow-up CT scans revealed small fractures to Biden’s lateral and intermediate cuneiform bones in the midsection of his right foot. Fractures are a concern generally as people age, but Biden’s appears to be a relatively mild one based on his doctor’s statement and the planned treatment. He walked without a crutch or other aid. His doctor described him as “healthy, vigorous.”
The Bidens like pets. They have said they’ll be bringing their dogs to the White House and also plan to get a cat. Reacting to video of Biden leaving an orthopedic office in Delaware on Sunday, President Donald Trump tweeted “Get well soon!” Reporters covering the president-elect were not afforded the opportunity to see Biden enter the doctor’s office, despite multiple requests. Mr. Trump had no pet during his four years in the White House.