Biden doctor says president-elect sprained right foot after playing with his dog, but more x-rays need to be done

Major
Photo credit Delaware Humane Association

Joe Biden's personal physician confirmed late Sunday afternoon that the president-elect indeed sprained his right foot, after playing with dog Major on Saturday.

"President-elect Joe Biden sustained a sprain of his right foot," Dr. Kevin O'Connor said in a statement distributed via the Biden-Harris transition team. "Initial X-rays are reassuring that there is no obvious fracture and he will be getting an additional CT for more detailed imaging. Initial X-rays are reassuring that there is no obvious fracture and he will be getting an additional CT for more detailed imaging."

Biden was treated at Delaware Orthopedic Specialists in Wilmington.

In order to avoid disrupting regularly scheduled appointments on Monday, arrangements were made for Biden to receive an x-ray and then an additional CT Sunday afternoon, with the expected delays involved when opening closed offices and giving personnel time to set up.

Biden's office said earlier Sunday he was hurt while playing with his Major. The office said he slipped and twisted his ankle.

The president-elect was examined by an orthopedist “out of an abundance of caution,” his office said.

The Bidens have said they’d bring Major, along with their other German shepherd, Champ, to the White House in January.

They also announced this weekend that they planned to get a cat before moving into 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.