Former vice president Joe Biden has fractured his foot while playing with one of his dogs Major and will definitely need to wear a walking boot for several weeks as a result, his doctor said Sunday.
Biden, 78, slipped while having fun with his German Shepherd, on Saturday and visited an orthopedist in Delaware for an examination on Sunday afternoon and the result played out that he was injured.
Although an initial X-rays revealed “no obvious fracture,” another CT scan “confirmed hairline (small) fractures of Biden’s lateral and intermediate cuneiform bones, which are in the mid-foot,” according to a statement from his doctor Kevin O’Connor.
Mr. Biden was seen limping as he left the doctor’s office to head to an imaging center for the CT scan, although he walked on by himself without a crutch or assistance from any other person.
“It is anticipated that he will likely require a walking boot for several weeks,” O’Connor said.
Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, adopted Major from the Delaware Humane Association in 2018 and he’s one of the couple’s two German shepherds, along with Champ, who they’ve had since 2008. The couple is also reportedly planning on acquiring a cat.