Jeaaah ... no.
There's never a dull moment with Ryan Lochte, right? So this shouldn't come as a surprise: the five-time Olympic gold medalist tore his MCL in a run-in with a fan.
Here's what happened, according to USA Today: in Florida Sunday, Lochte encountered an excited fan, who ran at him. When she did, Lochte caught the teenage girl, causing both to topple over. Lochte hit his left knee on a curb and, boom, torn MCL, sprained ACL.
No timetable was given on Lochte's return to competition, but it's unlikely the injury is career threatening.
"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," his publicist said via a statement. "His medical team expects him to make a full and speedy recovery and Ryan thanks everyone for their well wishes."
This reminds me of a similar encounter with Maurice Greene, once the fastest man in the world. It happened during the U.S. Read More »from Ryan Lochte injured after run-in with fan