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Joe Biden fitted with moon boot after injuring foot playing with dog

The US president-elect Joe Biden has been fitted with a moon boot after he injured his foot while playing with his dog.Mr Biden, 78, was injured on Saturday and visited an orthopaedist in Delaware for an examination on Sunday afternoon.Mr Biden’s doctors initially reported they’d found “no obvious fracture”, but a later CTR scan revealed…

The US president-elect Joe Biden has been fitted with a moon boot after he injured his foot while playing with his dog.

Mr Biden, 78, was injured on Saturday and visited an orthopaedist in Delaware for an examination on Sunday afternoon.

Mr Biden’s doctors initially reported they’d found “no obvious fracture”, but a later CTR scan revealed the president-elect had suffered hairline fractures in his “lateral and intermediate cuneiform bones, which are in the mid-foot”, his doctor Kevin O’Connor said in a statement.

“It is anticipated that he will likely require a walking boot for several weeks,” Dr O’Connor said.

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Official reporters following Mr Biden were not physically able to see Mr Biden enter the doctor’s office.

However, Politico reports that Mr Biden had been “visibly limping” when he left his doctor’s office and visited the medical imaging centre to have his foot scanned.

US President Donald Trump, 74, wished Mr Biden, 78, a speedy recovery on Sunday night, tweeting, “Get well soon!”

Mr Biden will be the oldest president to have ever served when he is inaugurated as leader in January. Before winning the election in November, Mr Biden dismissed commentary that he was too old for the position.

Mr Biden’s doctor has previously described his condition as “healthy, vigorous” and “fit to successfully execute the duties of the presidency.”

Mr Biden was injured while playing with Major, one of his two dogs.

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