Self-styled president-elect Joe Biden’s transition team just confirmed that the 78-year-old was just injured while playing with his dog at his home on Saturday.
Biden’s office disclosed on Sunday that Biden suffered the ankle injury while roughhousing with one of his two German shepherds, and will be examined by a physician to determine the extent of the injuries “out of an abundance of caution” — though they are reportedly not serious.
Per a statement released by his office on Sunday, Biden slipped “while playing with his dog Major, and twisted his ankle. Out of an abundance of caution, he will be examined this afternoon by an orthopedist.”
Per Fox News, “Major is one of Joe and Jill Biden’s two German shepherds and will be the first rescue dog to live in the White House. The Bidens adopted him from the Delaware Humane Society in 2018. Their other dog, Champ, they have had since 2008.”
Questions about Joe Biden’s physical fitness and health dominated the election ever since Biden threw his hat in the ring — at 78 years old, Biden would be the oldest president to ever reside in the White House.
Biden’s campaign made a point to tamp down speculation that the Democrat presidential hopeful was suffering any age-related health alterations, at various points highlighting Biden’s supposedly highly active and fit lifestyle.
No further details about Biden’s health status, including any additional injuries or whether or not he took a fall on Saturday, have not been released.