Jill Biden Punctured Foot During Beach Walk

She had debris flushed out of wound at hospital
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 30, 2021 12:01 AM CDT
Updated Jul 30, 2021 1:00 AM CDT
Jill Biden's Brief Hospital Visit Was for Foot Injury
First lady Jill Biden walks past hula dancers with Ka Pa Nani o Lilinoe during a barbecue at the gym and recreation area of Makalapa Crater at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Sunday, July 25, 2021.   (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)

First lady Jill Biden underwent a medical procedure Thursday to flush out debris from a puncture wound on her left foot, her spokesperson said. Michael LaRosa said Jill Biden's foot was punctured while she walking on a beach in Hawaii last weekend, but it was “unclear what object caused the puncture.” After the procedure at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, LaRosa said, “The wound is now clean, free of infection and it is anticipated that it will heal nicely.”

President Biden joined his wife at Walter Reed for the procedure, the AP reports. The Bidens returned to the White House Thursday night. The incident occurred last weekend before Jill Biden's two official events in Hawaii, where she went after attending the start of the Olympics in Tokyo, LaRosa said. During her time in Hawaii, she visited a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Waipahu and later joined military families for a barbecue at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. (More Jill Biden stories.)

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