Joe Biden, who the media has dubbed the “President-Elect,” fractured his foot over the weekend and will be forced to wear a boot for “several weeks.”
The former vice president reportedly incurred the injury while playing with his dog, Major, when he slipped.
Axios reports Biden’s doctor Dr. Kevin O’Connor initially said Biden “sustained a sprain of his right foot” but later confirmed he had several hairline fractures in his foot.
“A follow-up CT scan confirmed hairline (small) fractures of President-elect Biden’s lateral and intermediate cuneiform bones, which are in the mid-foot,” O’Connor said.
The president-elect will be forced to wear the walking boot for “several weeks” to recover but will not require surgery.
CNN reports Biden will be the “oldest president in U.S. history” should he be sworn into office in January 2021. He will be 78 years old at the time:
During the campaign, the Biden campaign released a summary of Biden’s medical history, which showed the former vice president was healthy and fit for the presidency.
The release included the results of a physical exam by O’Connor, Biden’s primary care doctor since 2009 and the director of executive medicine at The George Washington Medical Faculty Associates.
O’Connor wrote that Biden is “a healthy, vigorous, 77-year-old male, who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency.”
Axios adds: “Major is one of the Bidens’ two German shepherds and will be the first rescue dog to inhabit the White House. The Bidens also plan to get a cat in January.”