Ryan Lochte Injured By Overzealous Fan

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If only Ryan Lochte had coined a term for the opposite of “Jeah!”

The three-time Olympian and former reality TV star had a run-in with a female teenage fan – literally!

His rep told USA Today that he suffered a torn MCL and sprained ACL last weekend after a very excited fan ran towards him and the swimmer caught her, but toppled over and injured his knee on a curb.

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“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 rep said in a statement to the publication.

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

Ryan, who won two gold medals, two silver and a bronze at the London Olympics, appeared on E!‘s “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?” for one season.

-- Jesse Spero

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