Joe Biden reportedly twisted his ankle this weekend while playing with his German Shepherd, Major, and is getting checked out by an orthopedist ‘out of an abundance of caution’.
Joe Biden, 78, had a little mishap while taking part in a fun activity with his dog and now Twitter is sending him love. The president-elect was playing with his German Shepherd, Major on Saturday, Nov. 28, when he ended up twisting his ankle, his team said, according to TMZ. No further details about the injury were released, but he is apparently set to get checked out by an orthopedist “out of an abundance of caution” on Sunday.
Reporters weren’t allowed to see Joe going in or out of the doctor’s office, per his team’s request, the outlet further reported.
Soon after news of the injury made its way on social media, Joe’s supporters took to Twitter to post their well wishes to him through kind words and light-hearted jokes. “Sending positive thoughts to our President-elect @JoeBiden for a speedy recovery from an ankle injury!” one tweet read. “If one must twist an ankle, this is the way to do it. Heal up quickly, 46! @JoeBiden,” another read.
Sending positive thoughts to our President-elect @JoeBiden for a speedy recovery from an ankle injury!
— ༺🦋༻ᗰᗩƳᖇᗩ༺🦋༻ (@LepapillonBlu) November 29, 2020
If one must twist an ankle, this is the way to do it.💙🐶
Heal up quickly, 46! @JoeBiden
— Reese (@econdevgirl) November 29, 2020
“Prayers to you Mr. President-Elect @JoeBiden for quick healing to your ankle. No fault Major, we love you @First_Dogs_USA,” a third user tweeted while a fourth wrote, “The fact that Joe Biden slipped and twisted his ankle while playing with his dog makes me love him even more than I already did.” Another shared a similar sentiment when they tweeted, “While playing with his dog. Besides his twisted ankle I could not love this more. I hope your ankle heals soon.”
— Wear A Mask = Save Lives (@RBG4ever87) November 29, 2020
— Alison (@ByAllyT) November 29, 2020
Joe’s ankle injury comes after it was announced that his dog, Major, will be the first rescue dog to ever live in the White House when he starts his presidential term in Jan. Major, who can be seen in the video below, is one of two German Shepherds Joe and his wife Jill Biden, 69, own and they adopted him from the Delaware Humane Society in 2018. Their other dog, Champ, has been with them since 2008.
Joe has publicly showed his love for his two pooches on social media many times in the past, including on Aug. 26, International Dog Day, in 2019. “Happy #InternationalDogDay from Major and camera-shy Champ!” he tweeted along with a pic of him and Jill smiling with the sweet boys. He also shared a pic of him and one of his dogs in a presidential campaign ad just days before the election with a caption that read, “Let’s put dogs back in the White House.”
Since President Donald Trump has no pets, Joe’s dogs will be the first pets back in the White House since Barack Obama‘s dogs, Bo and Sunny, lived there during his two presidential terms from 2009-2016.