President-elect Joe Biden twists ankle after slipping while playing with dog

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A Secret Service agent waits for President-elect Joe Biden to enter the Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists clinic after twisting his ankle while playing with his dog Major, in Newark, Delaware, U.S., November 29, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

NEWARK, Delaware (Reuters) – President-elect Joe Biden twisted his ankle after slipping while playing with his dog, his office said on Sunday.

In a brief statement, Biden’s office said the incident happened on Saturday and that the 78-year-old Democrat would be examined by an orthopedist on Sunday “out of an abundance of caution.”

Biden later visited an orthopedic specialist in Newark, Delaware. Reporters traveling with him were held on a bus and could not see the president-elect enter the building.

Biden will be the oldest person to assume the American presidency when he is sworn in next year and his health is likely to be watched closely by allies and opponents alike.

 

(Reporting by Simon Lewis; Writing by Raphael Satter. Editing by Peter Cooney and Diane Craft)

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