Biden suffers hairline fracture, will likely need to wear walking boot for 'several weeks,' says doctor

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By , 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Joe Biden has suffered a hairline fracture and he will likely be required to wear a walking boot for "several weeks," his personal physician said early Sunday night, after the president-elect slipped while playing with his dog Major on Saturday.

“Initial x-rays did not show any obvious fracture, but his clinical exam warranted more detailed imaging," Dr. Kevin O'Connor said of Biden's imaging results. "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."

Dr. O'Connor confirmed late Sunday afternoon that Biden sprained his right foot after playing with Major.

"President-elect Joe Biden sustained a sprain of his right foot," Dr. O'Connor said in a statement distributed via the Biden-Harris transition team. "Initial X-rays are reassuring that there is no obvious fracture and he will be getting an additional CT for more detailed imaging. Initial X-rays are reassuring that there is no obvious fracture and he will be getting an additional CT for more detailed imaging."

Biden was treated at Delaware Orthopedic Specialists in Wilmington.

In order to avoid disrupting regularly scheduled appointments on Monday, arrangements were made for Biden to receive an x-ray and then an additional CT Sunday afternoon, with the expected delays involved when opening closed offices and giving personnel time to set up.

The Bidens have said they’d bring Major, along with their other German shepherd, Champ, to the White House with them in January.

They also announced Sunday that they planned to get a cat before moving into 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

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