Doctors have provided an update on Democrat Joe Biden’s fractured foot, and it appears that the foot is healing as anticipated.
A statement was released by Biden’s physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor after the 78-year-old presidential candidate paid a visit to the Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia on Saturday, The Epoch Times reports. According to O’Connor, the CT scan was “very encouraging.”
“The small fracture in the intermediate cuneiform is barely detectable and the small fracture in the lateral cuneiform is healing as expected,” O’Connor said. “No more extensive injury was identified.”
Biden was seen leaving the hospital. He waved to supporters, got into a vehicle, and left without making any further comment on the situation.
The medical incident
Earlier this month, reports indicated that Biden had sustained some kind of injury to his foot while playing with his dog.
“What happened was, I got out of the shower—I’ve got a dog, and anybody who’s been to my house knows—a little pup, dropped the ball in front of me, for me to grab the ball,” Biden has said, describing the incident.
“I’m walking through this little alleyway to get to the bedroom and I grabbed the ball like this and he ran and I was joking, running after him to grab his tail,” he continued. “And what happened was that he slipped on a throw rug and I tripped on the rug he slid on. That’s what happened. Not [a] very exciting story.”
Biden’s campaign, at the time, claimed that he had twisted his ankle.
O’Conner released a statement in late November saying that X-rays failed to reveal “any obvious fracture.” A subsequent test, however, showed that two small bones in Biden’s right foot had indeed been fractured.
After that, O’Conner stated that Biden would likely have to wear a walking boot for a few weeks. But, Biden didn’t even wear the boot for two weeks. He was seen without it nine days after O’Conner’s statement.
It appears as though the 78-year-old Biden has made it past this medical episode. But, he currently finds himself in a much more difficult situation than a fractured foot.
It has been revealed that Biden’s son Hunter is under investigation by federal authorities regarding his overseas business dealings — business dealing in which his father, the former vice president, may have been involved. Thus far, Joe Biden has refused to directly answer questions about the situation.