U.S. markets open in 4 hours 47 minutes
  • S&P Futures

    4,473.75
    -0.50 (-0.01%)
     
  • Dow Futures

    34,784.00
    +35.00 (+0.10%)
     
  • Nasdaq Futures

    15,514.50
    -3.25 (-0.02%)
     
  • Russell 2000 Futures

    2,228.20
    +0.30 (+0.01%)
     
  • Crude Oil

    72.09
    -0.52 (-0.72%)
     
  • Gold

    1,762.50
    +5.80 (+0.33%)
     
  • Silver

    23.05
    +0.26 (+1.12%)
     
  • EUR/USD

    1.1786
    +0.0014 (+0.12%)
     
  • 10-Yr Bond

    1.3310
    0.0000 (0.00%)
     
  • Vix

    18.52
    +0.34 (+1.87%)
     
  • GBP/USD

    1.3810
    +0.0013 (+0.10%)
     
  • USD/JPY

    109.9200
    +0.2020 (+0.18%)
     
  • BTC-USD

    47,918.44
    -214.31 (-0.45%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    1,223.93
    -9.35 (-0.76%)
     
  • FTSE 100

    7,048.77
    +21.29 (+0.30%)
     
  • Nikkei 225

    30,500.05
    +176.71 (+0.58%)
     

First lady Jill Biden underwent 'successful' procedure to have object removed from foot

·2 min read

Jill Biden was successfully treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Thursday after an object became lodged in her left foot.

The first lady “underwent a successful procedure on her left foot to flush out debris from a puncture wound," said Michael LaRosa, the first lady's press secretary, in a pool report. "After inspection of the wound by medical staff, it is unclear what object caused the puncture. The wound is now clean, free of infection and it is anticipated that it will heal nicely.”

The puncture took place last weekend, prior to her two official events in Hawaii, when the first lady stepped on an object on the beach, according to a previous pool report.

President Joe Biden accompanied her to the procedure, the LaRosa added.

Jill Biden visited Hawaii after departing Yokota Air Base in Japan Saturday where she was attending the Tokyo Olympics.

President Joe Biden steps off Marine One upon arrival at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland to visit First Lady Jill Biden on July 29, 2021.
President Joe Biden steps off Marine One upon arrival at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland to visit First Lady Jill Biden on July 29, 2021.

The first lady had a packed schedule for her trip to Tokyo, which was sandwiched between visits to both Alaska and Hawaii to meet with military and veteran families and encourage COVID-19 vaccination.

While in Tokyo, she headed the U.S. delegation at the opening ceremony, hosted a virtual get-together with members of Team USA, hosted a watch party for the U.S. vs. Mexico softball game with foreign service officers and their families at the U.S. Embassy, and attended several Olympic events.

She also joined several Japanese politicians and officials, including a meeting with Emperor Naruhito and dinner with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his wife, Mariko Suga.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a press briefing at the time that the White House was "monitoring the situation very closely" regarding rising COVID-19 cases and is following strict health and safety protocols.

"I would also note that the president and the first lady felt it was important to have the delegation led at the highest level," Psaki added. "So she is looking forward to continuing her travel."

Contributing: Elise Brisco and Hannah Yasharoff

More: First lady Jill Biden reaps a FLOTUS bonus, cheering Team USA at an unusual Tokyo Olympics

More: First lady Jill Biden will meet Japan's prime minister, emperor during Tokyo Olympics trip

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Jill Biden surgery: ‘Successful' procedure for puncture wound on foot