Jill Biden, the first lady, underwent surgery on Thursday evening to remove debris from a puncture wound in her left foot, according to a spokesman.
President Biden had accompanied Dr. Biden to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for the procedure, Michael LaRosa, Dr. Biden’s press secretary, said in a statement.
“After inspection of the wound by medical staff, it is unclear what object caused the puncture,” Mr. LaRosa added. “The wound is now clean, free of infection and it is anticipated that it will heal nicely.”
Mr. LaRosa had said earlier in the day that Dr. Biden was walking on a beach in Hawaii over the weekend when she stepped on an object that became lodged in her left foot. Dr. Biden stopped over in the state after spending part of the week in Tokyo for the Summer Olympics. While in Hawaii, she participated in an event to promote Covid vaccinations at a high school in Honolulu.
Mr. Biden has made it a point to travel with his wife to medical procedures. In April, he attended an appointment for what her office called a “common medical procedure” at a medical facility in Washington. Dr. Biden returned to her normal schedule shortly after that procedure.
Chris Cameron contributed reporting.