On Saturday, November 28th, Vice President Joe Biden was playing with one of his German Shepherds, Major, when he suffered multiple hairline fractures in his foot.
Biden’s personal doctor, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, released a statement saying that “[a] follow-up CT scan confirmed hairline (small) fractures of Vice President 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.”Delaware Orthopedic Specialist of Newark, Delaware received Biden Sunday afternoon to exhaust any other medical issues related to his foot.
Biden just turned 78 years old on November 20th, potentially making him the oldest President in America’s 244-year history. His age places him in the category of geriatrics, according to medical professionals.
Biden’s mental capacity has been in question and a topic of debate during this Presidential election cycle. With this recent fall, many Americans may be wondering how this injury could impact the vitality of our potential President. According to the National Council on Aging, “Falls, with or without injury, also carry a heavy quality of life impact. A growing number of older adults fear falling and, as a result, limit their activities and social engagements. This can result in further physical decline, depression, social isolation, and feelings of helplessness.”
When Biden left the Delaware Orthopedic Specialist at 6:45 PM Sunday, he made sure to give the press a thumbs up.