Joe Biden: The president-elect must wear a support shoe

Joe Biden
The president-elect must wear a support shoe

Joe Biden sprained his ankle.

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While playing with his dog Major, President-elect Joe Biden sustained a hair fracture in his foot on Saturday.

Joe Biden (78) injured his foot on Saturday while playing with his German shepherd major. As Biden's doctor said in a statement, a CT scan confirmed small hair fractures in the metatarsus. The elected President of the USA will therefore have to wear a boot-like orthopedic support shoe for several weeks.

The reigning President Donald Trump, 74, shared a tweet about Biden leaving the clinic, on Twitter and wished his successor: "Get well soon". Because of his age, Biden's health was an issue again and again during the election campaign. For example, the New York Times asked whether he was too old to run for president. Biden replied that he campaigned 16 hours a day, 10 days in a row, also rode a bike, walked on the treadmill and lifted weights: "I'm not in bad shape."