After an unexpected “run-in” with a fan, Olympic champion swimmer Ryan Lochte will be taking a break from training.
The cubano caught the charging fan, but they both toppled over and hit the curb. While the girl was unharmed, Lochte blew out his left knee.
“As a result of a freak injury caused by an unexpected fan encounter...Ryan will be taking a break from training and competition,” his publicist said in a statement.
Lochte, who won two gold medals, two silver, and a bronze in the London Olympics, recently relocated to Charlotte, N.C. to train for the next Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
According to his publicist, the swimming champ should make a speedy recovery, and will be training again soon.
Best of luck, Ryan!