President Donald Trump urged Joe Biden to ‘get well soon’ after the former vice president injured his foot Sunday.
Get well soon! https://t.co/B0seiO84ld
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2020
“Get well soon!” Trump wrote on Twitter, sharing news footage of Biden leaving an orthopedic office in Deleware.
Biden’s office said, “On background” that the former Vice President “slipped while playing with his dog Major, and twisted his ankle” while at his home in Delaware.
Biden was taken to an orthopedist for an examination and an x-ray.
A statement from Dr. Kevin O’Connor, the director of executive medicine of George Washington Medical Faculty Associates, stated that Biden had “sustained a sprain of his right foot” but transported Biden to a different medical facility for a CT scan.
The CT scan revealed that Biden did have fractures in his foot after the injury.
“Initial x-rays did not show any obvious fracture, but his clinical exam warranted more detailed imaging,” O’Connor wrote, noting that the 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,” O’Connor concluded.