Biden’s Broken Foot Healing as Expected: Doctor

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber is a senior reporter for The Epoch Times based in Maryland. He covers U.S. and world news.
December 12, 2020Updated: December 12, 2020

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden got his fractured foot checked on Saturday.

Biden visited a hospital in Philadelphia, getting driven from his home in nearby Wilmington, Delaware.

Dr. Kevin O’Connor, the 78-year-old’s physician, said that results from a weight-bearing computerized tomography (CT) scan “were 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 in a statement. “No more extensive injury was identified.”

No further information was released.

Biden was seen motioning to supporters as he exited Pennsylvania Hospital, moving slowly to a vehicle.

Biden wasn’t asked about his son, Hunter, who is under investigation by federal authorities. Both Biden and his wife refused to answer directly when queried about Hunter earlier this week. Information emerged overnight showing Hunter Biden sent an email in 2017 referring to both his father and Chinese business partner as “office mates.”

The elder Biden broke his foot during the first weekend of December. His campaign initially withheld information about the injury, and said it was a twisted ankle when first describing what happened.

O’Connor, the doctor, said on Nov. 29 that initial X-rays didn’t show “any obvious fracture” but a subsequent scan showed fractures of two small bones in the middle of Biden’s right foot.

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

Biden was walking without a boot nine days later.

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden exits Pennsylvania Hospital after a follow up appointment at the radiology department, in Philadelphia, Pa., on Dec. 12, 2020. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Biden said the injury happened when he was chasing his dog.

“What happened was, I got out of the shower—I’ve got a dog, and anybody whose been to my house knows—a little pup, dropped the ball in front of me, for me to grab the ball,” Biden said during a televised interview with CNN.

“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. And what happened was that he slipped on a throw rug and I tripped on the rug he slid on,” Biden added. “That’s what happened. Not [a] very exciting story.”

Biden has two dogs, Major and Champ.

Biden has spent the last few weeks naming people he plans to nominate to his Cabinet if he wins the election. Biden has claimed victory in the election, but President Donald Trump and his campaign are contesting results in key battleground states through lawsuits and other measures.

The Epoch Times is not calling the race at this time.