US President-elect Joe Biden twists ankle, taken to orthopaedist

US President-elect Joe Biden was examined by an orthopaedic specialist in Newark, Delaware after he twisted his ankle over the weekend.

US President-elect Joe Biden

Reports are that 78-year-old Biden was playing with his dog named ‘Major’ when the incident occurred on Saturday.

According to his team who sought to downplay the incident, Biden visited the orthopaedist the following day “out of an abundance of caution”.

Despite multiple requests, reporters covering Biden were not allowed to see the President-elect enter the doctor’s office.

On the campaign trail, Biden frequently dismissed questions about his health, partly driven by his advanced age.

In December 2019, he released the results of his physical exam conduct which noted that he was a “healthy, vigorous, 77-year-old male”.

While it is unclear who President Trump was referring to he used his Twitter on Sunday to tweet “Get well soon!”