Swimmer Ryan Lochte Bowled Over By Fan

Torn ligament forces U.S. champion to take a break from training

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Ryan Lochte after swimming the Men's Butterfly 100m Final at the 15th FINA World Championships in Spain.

Five-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte is recovering from a knee injury after an excited fan knocked him off his feet in Florida on Sunday.

The “freak injury” occurred when the teen ran at Lochte, causing both of them to topple over, according to USA Today. The girl was unharmed, but¬†Lotche has been forced to take a break from training and competition while his damaged knee ligaments heal.

[USA Today]