President-elect Joe Biden twisted ankle while playing with his dog

President-elect Joe Biden introduces key foreign policy and national security nominees and appointments at the Queen Theatre on Nov. 24, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

President-Elect Joe Biden was hurt on Saturday and is expected to be examined by an orthopedist "out of an abundance of caution," according to officials. 

Biden's team released a statement saying the 78-year-old slipped "while playing with his dog Major, and twisted his ankle." 

"Out of an abundance of caution, he will be examined this afternoon by an orthopedist."

Major is one of Joe and Jill Biden's two German shepherds and will be the first rescue dog to live in the White House. The Bidens adopted him from the Delaware Humane Society in 2018. Their other dog, Champ, they have had since 2008. 

The Bidens have also said they plan to get a cat. 

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