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Biden twists his ankle while playing with his dog

2020-11-30 HKT 05:39
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  • In a brief statement, President-elect Joe Biden's office said the incident happened on Saturday. File photo: Reuters
    In a brief statement, President-elect Joe Biden's office said the incident happened on Saturday. File photo: 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 orthopaedist on Sunday "out of an abundance of caution."

Biden later visited an orthopaedic specialist in Newark, Delaware. Reporters travelling 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. (Reuters)