Joe Biden Slips, Sprains Foot While Playing With His Dog

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Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
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President-elect Joe Biden slipped and sprained his foot Saturday while playing with his dog, Major.

According to the pool report, Biden planned to see an orthopedist Sunday afternoon “out of an abundance of caution.” (RELATED: Joe Biden May Use Executive Action To Relieve Student Debt — Here’s What Experts Say Could Happen)

The traveling press pool covering Biden and his transition team was not allowed out of the vans while the president-elect entered Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists, and the transition team did not answer any further questions.

Biden is expected to bring Major, whom he adopted in 2018, and his other dog Champ when he moves into the White House in January. The Bidens have also indicated that they plan to get a cat as well.

“I love having animals around the house,” Dr. Jill Biden has said.


The former vice president suffered a sprained foot, according to a statement from Dr. Kevin O’Connor. He reported no fractures visible in the initial x-rays but said that additional CT-scan would follow.