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


BREAKING NEWS: President-elect Joe Biden fractures his ankle and will require a walking boot for several weeks after slipping and falling 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 suffered hairline fracture to foot 
  • ‘It is anticipated that he will likely require a walking boot for several weeks,’ O’Conner said in the statement  
  • Major is one of two dogs the Bidens share and the pooch was adopted in 2018  

President-elect Joe Biden fractured his foot while playing with his dog Major and will require a walking boot for several weeks, according to his doctor.

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

Initially, Dr Kevin O’Connor said Biden ‘sustained a sprain of his right foot’ and that there was ‘no obvious fracture’.

But a subsequent CT scan ‘confirmed hairline (small) fractures of President-elect Biden’s lateral and intermediate cuneiform bones, which are in the mid-foot,’ according to a statement from O’Connor.

‘It is anticipated that he will likely require a walking boot for several weeks,’ O’Conner added. 

  

Biden is pictured leaving the humane association with Major in 2018

President-elect Joe Biden (left and right with Major in 2018) fractured his foot while playing with his dog Major and will require a walking boot for several weeks, according to his doctor

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

Secret Service agents are seen guarding the outside of the building as Biden underwent additional scans

Secret service agents stand in the doorway of Delaware Imaging Network on Sunday

Secret Service agents are seen guarding the outside of the building as Biden underwent additional scans 

Biden’s office said he was taken to the doctor ‘out of an abundance of caution’.

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.

As Biden was getting ready to leave the doctor’s office, he was photographed by NBC News getting into a vehicle. 

President Donald Trump later retweeted NBC’s video and surprisingly wrote to Biden: ‘Get well soon!’  

'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 motorcade with Biden departs the Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists on Sunday

The motorcade with Biden departs the Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists on Sunday

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

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’.

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