Biden, 78, was injured by slipping while playing with one of his two German Shepherds, Major.
His personal physician, Kevin O’Connor, said at first that the president-elect had suffered “a sprained right foot” with no “apparent fracture.”
But a subsequent scan “confirmed fissures (…) in the middle of the foot,” the doctor said shortly after, in a statement published by the Democrat’s press services.
O’Connor added that the president-elect “will probably have to wear a orthopedic boot for several weeks.”
The former vice president of Barack Obama will be inaugurated as president on January 20, becoming the oldest president in the history of the United States.
In the White House he will have two German Shepherds, Major, adopted in 2018 in a shelter and Champ, who has been with the Biden family since 2008.