President-elect Joe Biden arrives at orthopedist after slipping while playing with his dog

Slippery Joe! President-elect Biden visits an orthopedist after falling and spraining his ankle while playing with his German Shepherd Major

  • President-elect Joe Biden visited an orthopedist at Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists in Newark, Delaware, for an examination Sunday afternoon
  • Biden suffered injury on Saturday after he slipped while playing with dog Major 
  • Dr Kevin O’Connor said in statement that Biden ‘sustained a sprain of his right foot’ and ‘initial X-rays are reassuring that there is no obvious fracture’ 
  • Major is one of two dogs the Bidens share and the pooch was adopted in 2018  

President-elect Joe Biden twisted his ankle while playing with his dog Major and was examined by a doctor, his office said Sunday.  

Biden suffered the injury on Saturday and visited an orthopedist at Delaware  Orthopaedic Specialists in Newark, Delaware, for an examination Sunday afternoon.

‘Out of an abundance of caution, he will be examined this afternoon by an orthopedist,’ Biden’s office said before the former vice president headed over to the office.  

Biden adopted Major from the Delaware Humane Association

Biden is pictured leaving the humane association with Major in 2018

President-elect Joe Biden twisted his ankle while playing with his dog Major (left and right in 2018) his office said Sunday

Biden suffered the injury on Saturday and visited an orthopedist at Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists in Newark, Delaware, for an examination Sunday afternoon. His motorcade is seen turning into the parking lot of the orthopedic office on Sunday

Biden suffered the injury on Saturday and visited an orthopedist at Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists in Newark, Delaware, for an examination Sunday afternoon. His motorcade is seen turning into the parking lot of the orthopedic office on Sunday 

Reporters covering the president-elect were not afforded the opportunity to see Biden enter the doctor's office, despite multiple requests

Reporters covering the president-elect were not afforded the opportunity to see Biden enter the doctor’s office, despite multiple requests

Reporters covering the president-elect were not afforded the opportunity to see Biden enter the doctor’s office, despite multiple requests. 

Images showed Biden’s motorcade arriving at the Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists  office on Sunday. 

Secret Service agents were seen standing outside the office as a doctor had a look at Biden’s injury.

‘President elect Joe Biden sustained a sprain of his right foot,’ according to a statement from Dr Kevin O’Connor. 

‘Initial X-rays are reassuring that there is no obvious fracture,’ the doctor said, adding that Biden will be getting ‘an additional CT for more detailed imaging’. 

Biden was playing with Major, one of the Bidens’ two dogs, when he sprained his ankle.  

'President elect Joe Biden sustained a sprain of his right foot,' according to a statement from Dr Kevin O'Connor. 'Initial X-rays are reassuring that there is no obvious fracture,' the doctor said

‘President elect Joe Biden sustained a sprain of his right foot,’ according to a statement from Dr Kevin O’Connor. ‘Initial X-rays are reassuring that there is no obvious fracture,’ the doctor said

Secret Service agents were seen standing outside the office as a doctor had a look at Biden's injury

Secret Service agents were seen standing outside the office as a doctor had a look at Biden’s injury

A vehicle carrying Biden arrives at Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists Clinic in Newark, Delaware, on Sunday

A vehicle carrying Biden arrives at Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists Clinic in Newark, Delaware, on Sunday 

The Bidens adopted Major in 2018, and acquired their first dog, Champ, after the 2008 election. 

Biden officials have said Major will become the first rescue dog to live in the White House. 

The Bidens have said they’ll be bringing their dogs to the White House and also plan to get a cat.

At 78, Biden will be the oldest president when he’s inaugurated in January, but he frequently dismissed questions about his age on the campaign trail. 

He released a doctor’s report in December that disclosed he takes a statin to keep his cholesterol at healthy levels, but his doctor described him as ‘healthy, vigorous’ and ‘fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency’.

source: dailymail.co.uk

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