President-elect Biden will receive routine 2-week post-injury imaging today.
It’s a foggy, chilly morning here in Greenville, where we’re holding by the press bus at the cut out near Biden’s home.
Time is 9:27 a.m. Pool has been covid tested, swept, and temperature checked.
No daily guidance yet! Lots of theories swirling, some Christmas-related. Some have been denied, none have been confirmed.
We started rolling out of Biden’s home just after 10:35 a.m. We’re en route to Philly for a doctor’s appointment.
From the Office of President-elect Biden:
Today, the president-elect will have a follow-up appointment at the radiology department of the Pennsylvania Hospital.
Background provided by Dr. Kevin O’Connor:
“Consistent with our original plan, President-elect Biden will receive routine 2-week post-injury imaging today. This will be performed with a special CT scanner which is able to obtain a “weight-bearing” image. Now that the initial discomfort and swelling are decreased, it is important to observe the structures within the mid-foot under the actual pressure of standing. This is the best way to assure ankle and foot stability.”
We made it to Philly!
Press bus rolled up to Pennsylvania Hospital just after 11:20 a.m. Your pooler caught a glimpse of Biden in a dark suit and medical mask just a minute or two later. He slowly made his way into the building alone for a CT scan of his fractured foot. He and appeared to be slightly limping.
We’re expected to hold here for about 30 minutes.
We’re rolling out of Philly.
Pool was allowed to watch as Biden emerged at 12:23 p.m. from the Pine Building at Penn Medicine. He appeared in good spirits and appeared to talk to a pedestrian on the street. He gave friendly waves to reporters and a few scattered onlookers on the street as he walked away. He continued to wave from the perch of a black SUV before climbing inside.
Statement from Dr. Kevin O’Connor, Director, Executive Medicine, GW Medical Faculty Associates:
“Weight-bearing CT results were very encouraging. The small fracture in the intermediate cuneiform is barely detectable and the small fracture in the lateral cuneiform is healing as expected. No more extensive injury was identified.”