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Ryan Lochte

Outta The Pool!

Knee Destroyed in Freak Injury

11/5/2013 3:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte has been forced into a break from his swim training ... after tearing up his knee in a bizarre accident -- on dry land.

Lochte's rep tells us ... The 11-time medalist tore his MCL and sprained the ACL in his left knee ... when he greeted an overly excited fan in Florida who ran and plowed into him.

The teenage girl knocked Lochte to the ground ... and smacked his knee on a curb causing the severe injuries.

Team Lochte says Ryan will take an immediate break from training and competition. But we're told his medical team expects a full recovery.

All is not lost, Team USA.

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16.

demoncat    

looks like ryan will have to sit out any more meets for a bit and maybe find some other work too till his knee heals and that must have been one strong girl to do all that damage.

318 days ago
17.

Gmsn79    

I think Michael Phelps pulled a Tonya Harding and got the girl to go bust up Lochte's knee. dirty move Phelps!

318 days ago
18.

ArchAngelWC    

Oh Yes it is...MCL torn=a Long rehab to get back to full strength...he's not going to be in this olympics unless he's counting on his 75% being better than everyone elses 105% full doped version

317 days ago
19.

Ozzie X    

For some reason he reminds me of a pot head.

317 days ago
20.

Jlm05h    

Go Gata

317 days ago
21.

Passion Of The Taint    

Don't worry, BettyS. There are plenty of 'tards out there living really kick-ass lives. My first wife was 'tarded. She's a pilot now.

317 days ago
22.

Mandy412    

Please let it not be a fat fan, please let it not be a fat fan.

317 days ago
23.

Trooper Tom    

This guy always looks like he is playing with half a deck of cards

317 days ago
24.

nayrod64    

I hope that girls parents have Liablity insurance!

317 days ago
25.

standoutboybrad1953    

Hmmmm...Lochte's supposed to be a "himbo" (male bimbo),but,even considering I'm a dude,he isn't THAT handsome to me!!!!!

316 days ago
26.

Knight    

Dude, stop smoking weed with Phelps and accidents won't happen.

315 days ago
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