The doctor said President-elect Joe Biden twitched as he played with his dog


WILMINGTON, Delaware – Elected President Joe Biden twitched his leg while playing with one of his dogs, but his doctor said no obvious fracture was found during a Sunday examination by doctors.

Biden suffered the injury on Saturday and visited the orthopedist of orthopedic specialists in Newark, Delaware on Sunday afternoon for an examination, his office said.

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His doctor, Kevin O’Connor, said Biden twitched his right leg, and although “the initial X-rays reassure him that there is no obvious fracture,” he gets a CT for further review.

Journalists describing the elected president did not have the opportunity to see Biden enter the doctor’s office, despite repeated requests. Leaving the doctor’s office to head to an imaging center for his CT scan, Biden was visibly limping, though he was walking without a crutch or other aid.

Biden was still being examined more than two hours after he arrived at the office on Sunday afternoon.

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Biden was injured by Major, one of Bidens’ two dogs. They adopted Major in 2018 and acquired their first dog, Champot, after the 2008 election. Bidens said they are taking their dogs to the White House and also planning a cat.

At the age of 78, Biden will be the oldest president when he inaugurates in January, but has often dismissed age issues on the campaign trail. In December, he released a medical report saying he was taking statins to keep his cholesterol levels healthy, but his doctor considered him “healthy, strong” and “fit for successful presidency.”

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