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First lady treated at Walter Reed, released after injuring foot on beach walk

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WASHINGTON — First lady Jill Biden left Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Thursday evening after she was treated for a foot injury she suffered while walking on a Hawaiian beach, a White house spokesman said.

“Last weekend, prior to her two official events in Hawaii, the first lady stepped on an object on the beach, which became lodged in her left foot," spokesman Michael LaRosa said.

She had “a successful procedure on her left foot to flush out debris from a puncture wound,” LaRosa said later Thursday. After doctors inspected the wound, they couldn't say for sure what caused the injury, he said, but “the wound is now clean, free of infection and it is anticipated that it will heal nicely.”

President Joe Biden joined her at Walter Reed, and the couple returned to the White House by motorcade.

The first lady had stopped in Hawaii on her way back from the Tokyo Olympics over the weekend and met with military families and encouraged residents to get vaccinated.

The 70-year-old first lady underwent an unrelated medical procedure in April at an outpatient facility in Washington.

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