Biden sprains foot playing with dog, will likely wear walking boot

Peter Weber

President-elect Joe Biden has injured his right foot, slipping and twisting his ankle while playing with his dog Major on Saturday, his office said Sunday. After visiting an orthopedic specialist in Newark, Delaware, and then a nearby facility for a CT scan, Biden, 78, was found to have a hairline fracture in his lateral and intermediate cuneiform bones in the middle of his right foot, his doctor, Kevin O'Connor, said Sunday night. "It is anticipated that he will likely require a walking boot for several weeks."

Major is one of the Bidens' two German shepherds, and he will be the first rescue dog to live in the White House. The Bidens adopted Major from the Delaware Human Association in 2018, a decade after they got their other dog, Champ. The future first couple have said they will also get a cat after moving in to the White House.

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