Joe Biden twists ankle, slips while playing with dog

President-elect Joe Biden twists ankle after slipping while playing with dog

In a brief statement, Biden's office said the incident happened on Saturday

In this file photo taken on May 10, 2012 Vice President Joe Biden's dog, Champ, lays down during speeches during a Joining Forces service event. Credit: AFP Photo

President-elect Joe Biden twisted his ankle after slipping while playing with his dog, his office said on Sunday.

In a brief statement, Biden's office said the incident happened on Saturday and that the 78-year-old Democrat would be examined by an orthopedist on Sunday "out of an abundance of caution."