“It is expected that he will likely need hiking boots for several weeks,” O’Connor was quoted as saying.
On Sunday evening, President Donald Trump wished Biden all the best and tweeted “Get well soon!“”
Reporters covering the president-elect could not see Biden enter the doctor’s office. However, Biden was visibly hobbling as he left the doctor’s office to go to an imaging center for his CT scan, according to pool reports.
Biden was injured while playing with Major, one of the Bidens’ two dogs.
At 78, Biden will be the oldest president when he is inaugurated in January, but he has often turned down questions about his age on the campaign. His doctor has described him as “healthy, strong” and “fit to successfully carry out the duties of the presidency”.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.