Biden sees orthopedic doctor after spraining his ankle while playing with family dog.

Biden sees orthopedic doctor after spraining his ankle while playing with family dog.

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. visited an orthopedic specialist in Newark, Del., on Sunday afternoon, after he twisted his ankle playing with one of his dogs over the holiday weekend, according to his office.

“Initial X-rays are reassuring that there is no obvious fracture and he will be getting an additional CT for more detailed imaging,” Dr. Kevin O’Connor said in a statement distributed by Mr. Biden’s office.

A Biden spokesman said the president-elect would receive an X-ray and an additional CT scan Sunday afternoon in order to avoid disrupting his schedule on Monday.

Mr. Biden is already operating on a crunched transition time frame, after the head of the General Services Administration did not formally acknowledge the presidential election results for weeks after Election Day, temporarily depriving Mr. Biden of access to federal resources and prohibiting his advisers from beginning coordination with officials from the Trump administration.

An orthopedist was examining Mr. Biden “out of an abundance of caution,” his office said.

The president-elect injured his ankle on Saturday while playing with his dog Major. A van maneuvered to block reporters and photographers from seeing Mr. Biden as he entered the doctor’s office on Sunday.

The Bidens adopted Major, a German shepherd they had been fostering, in 2018. They have another German shepherd, Champ, and have announced plans to get a cat when they move into the White House next year.

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