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Ryan Lochte hurt himself running into an enthusiastic fan

Posted By Kate Stanton   |   Nov. 5, 2013 at 8:53 PM   |   Comments

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(UPI) -- Ryan Lochte is a 6-foot-2 professional athlete with five Olympic medals to his name, but he'd better be more careful around enthusiastic fans.

The 29-year-old swimmer tore his MCL and sprained his ACL when an overly excited teenager girl ran into him Sunday in Florida.

"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," Lochte's rep said in a statement.

"His medical team expects him to make a full and speedy recovery, and Ryan thanks everyone for their well wishes."

TMZ said that Lochte smashed his knee on the curb when the girl toppled him to the ground.

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