Biden twists ankle while playing with his dog Major
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According to multiple reports, Joe Biden slipped and twisted his ankle on Saturday while playing with his dog Major. His doctor has now confirmed that he sprained his right foot.
A statement from the Office of the President-elect said on Sunday that “out of an abundance of caution,” Biden was taken to an orthopedist.
Earlier in the day, Biden’s doctor said that an “initial x-rays [was] reassuring that there is no obvious fracture and he will be getting an additional CT for more detailed imaging.” It was later confirmed that the president-elect has a small fracture in the middle of his foot and will most likely wear a walking boot, according to Biden’s transition team.
According to the Huffington Post, Biden was examined at the Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists in Newark, Delaware.
“The van was maneuvered so that reporters and photographers could not see the president elect as he left the motorcade and entered the building,” said a reporter on the scene, according to HuffPo.
According to CBS News, Major, a German shepherd, will be the first shelter rescue dog to get the title of “first dog.” The president-elect adopted Major from the Delaware Humane Association.
Last year, Biden released a medical examination during his campaign run after numerous comments from President Donald Trump regarding Biden’s health.
Dr. Kevin O’Connor, the same doctor that treated Biden on Sunday, released the examination and said that Biden was a “healthy, vigorous, 77-year-old male, who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency to include those as Chief Executive, Head of State and Commander in Chief,” according to NBCNews.
Biden does have a history of serious health conditions. In the 80s, he had two brain aneurysms and was diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
According to Dr. O’Connor, Biden had no serious heath threats and “cranial nerves and vestibular function [were] normal.”
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