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American President-elect Mr Joe Biden will have to wear walking boots in the weeks ahead as January 20, 2021, the date of his formal inauguration draws near.
The reason is that while he has fractured his foot while playing with one of his many dogs. This dog is called Major and is a German shepherd.
Biden’s doctor is quoted in several reports as saying that Biden, who is 78, slipped and twisted his ankle weekend.
An orthopaedist in Newark, Delaware, looked at the wound a day after the incident while initial x-rays did not show an “obvious fracture”.
A CT scan later revealed that the President-elect had suffered fractures in the middle of his right foot, reports say.
On Sunday, President Donald Trump told Biden: “Get well soon!” in a tweet.
Mr Trump lost in the November’s election, to Mr Biden, and alleging fraud instituted series of court cases, which he also lost.