U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has suffered hairline fractures in his mid-foot after twisting his ankle while playing with his family’s rescue dog, Major.
Biden, who at 78-years-old is about to become the oldest president of the United States, was checked out by an orthopedist “out of an abundance of caution,” according to his office Sunday.
His doctor, Kevin O’Connor, later released a statement saying Biden underwent X-rays and a CT scan, which found small hairline fractures in the lateral and intermediate cuneiform bones in the mid-section of his right foot.
“It is anticipated that he will likely require a walking boot for several weeks,” O’Connor said in a statement.
The Bidens adopted Major from the Delaware Humane Association two years ago.
The adoption came after they first fostered the German shepherd.
Major joined the couple’s other dog, Champ, also a German shepherd.
Major is set to become the first rescue dog to occupy the White House.
And, over the weekend a news report revealed the Biden’s plan to bring a cat into the White House, too.
CBS Sunday Morning reported a pet cat will also soon become part of the First Family in waiting.
And now some breaking news on #SundayMorning…— CBS Sunday Morning 🌞 (@CBSSunday) November 28, 2020
President-elect @JoeBiden and his wife @DrBiden won’t just be bringing their German shepherds, Major and Champ to the White House. The Bidens tell us exclusively that soon they’ll be joined by a cat. #sundaypets pic.twitter.com/KCkNV6jNpH
There hasn’t been a pet in the White House since the Obama’s made way for the pet-free Trump administration.