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Ryan Lochte won’t have surgery, will resume training in February

Nov 7, 2013, 10:47 PM EDT

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Ryan Lochte’s MCL tear was not severe enough to require surgery, his dad told the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

The 11-time Olympic medalist tore his left MCL and sprained his ACL after a teenage girl ran to him, he caught her and they both fell. His knee hit a curb, according to Lochte’s publicist.

Instead of surgery, Lochte will rehab for eight to 10 weeks, according to the newspaper.

He will miss the Duel in the Pool, Dec. 20-21 in Scotland. Lochte will instead aim to return in August, when the USA Swimming National Championships and the Pan Pacific Championships (in Australia) take place.

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  1. outalive1985 - Nov 8, 2013 at 4:55 AM

    Yay! That’s good news

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