Biden shows off walking boot for fractured foot and insists he’s feeling ‘good’

Graeme Massie
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Biden shows off walking boot for fractured foot and insists he’s feeling ‘good’ (AFP via Getty Images)
Biden shows off walking boot for fractured foot and insists he’s feeling ‘good’ (AFP via Getty Images)

Joe Biden showed off his walking boot and insisted he was feeling ‘good’ as he made his first appearance since fracturing his foot.

The president-elect flexed his leg and pointed down at the protective boot he was wearing over his suit trousers.

Mr Biden was asked how his injured foot was doing by reporters as he stepped out of his SUV in Wilmington, Delaware.

“Good. thanks for asking,” he replied as he pointed down at it.

Mr Biden suffered a hairline fracture of his right foot when he slipped while playing with his dog, Major.

Doctors treating Mr Biden say he will likely have to wear the boot for several weeks to treat the “mid-foot” injury.

Mr Biden suffered the injury on Saturday and saw an orthopedist on Sunday.

"Initial x-rays did not show any obvious fracture, but his clinical exam warranted more detailed imaging," said Dr Kevin O'Connor.

"Follow-up CT scan confirmed hairline (small) fractures of President-elect Biden's lateral and intermediate cuneiform bones, which are in the mid-foot.

"It is anticipated that he will likely require a walking boot for several weeks."

On Sunday evening Donald Trump tweeted: “Get well soon!”

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