Five-time gold medalist Ryan Lochte, had an encounter with a female fan in Florida that ended with a torn MCL and sprained ACL in the swimmer’s left knee.
USA Today is reporting that an overly excited teenage girl ran and jumped on Lochte. The three-time Olympian caught the girl but they both went tumbling down in the process. Clearly he was not ready. As a result, Lochte hit his knee on the curb while the girl was uninjured.
Lochte’s publicist released a statement regarding the swimmer’s injuries.
“As a result of a freak injury caused by an unexpected fan encounter, Ryan has suffered a torn MCL and an ACL sprain and will be taking a break from training and competition,” said a statement released by his publicist. “His medical team expects him to make a full and speedy recovery and Ryan thanks everyone for their well wishes.”
Clearly this girl is a huge fan so she has to feel like crap right about now. Hopefully she has learned her lesson and will not be jumping on any unsuspecting athletes in the future.