Joe Biden fractured foot while playing with dog

President-elect fractures foot while playing with dog
Joe Biden twisted his ankle while playing with Major, one of his two German shepherds. Source: DELAWARE HUMANE ASSOCIATION
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Daily US Times: Joe Biden’s doctor said the US President-elect has fractured his foot while playing with one of his dogs.

The 78-year-old fractured his ankle on Saturday when he slipped while with Major, one of his two German shepherds.

Mr Biden visited an orthopaedist in Newark, Delaware, a day later “out of an abundance of caution”.

Kevin O’Connor, Mr Biden’s personal physician, said initial x-rays did not show an “obvious fracture”, but ordered a more detailed CT scan.

The subsequent scan found that the he had suffered “hairline fractures” of two small bones in the middle of his right foot, the doctor said.

“It is anticipated that he will likely require a walking boot for several weeks,” Biden’s doctor said.

On Sunday, US President Donald Trump tweeted: “Get well soon!”

Mr Biden, who beat President Donald Trump in November 3 election, is due to receive his first presidential daily briefing on Monday. By an announcement a week ago, an announcement was made that the transition process had begun.

Mr Biden will become the oldest US president to take office after he’s inaugurated on January 20 next year and it is expected that Mr Biden’s health to be watched closely by allies and opponents.

Biden’s doctor described him as “healthy, vigorous” and “fit to successfully execute the duties of the presidency” in a medical report released last December.

Mr Biden is set to bring his two German shepherds – Major and Champ – with him to the White House.

He and his wife, Jill Biden, fostered Major from a dog shelter in Delaware and made his adoption official in November 2018.

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