President Elect Joe Biden suffered his first on the job injury while playing with Major, one of his 2 family German Shepherds on Saturday in Delaware. Initial x-rays on Sunday were negative, but a follow up CT scan showed small fractures to the lateral and intermediate cuneiforms which are two small bones in the mid foot. He likely has a sprain to the Lisfranc ligament in his mid foot as well.
As long as the ligament is intact he will be able to avoid surgery. He will likely be in a walking boot for 4-6 weeks and will regain complete function after the injury.
These injuries generally occur when twisting the foot while falling on uneven ground or with direct trauma.
President elect Biden will be inaugurated on January 20th as the oldest president in United States history at age 78 and some have questioned his health during the campaign. His doctors however have described him as healthy and vigorous and the only medication he takes regularly is a statin. He should make a full recovery after spending a few weeks in a walking boot, and this should not hamper his ability to take over as the next president of the United States.