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Even Olympians can find themselves in danger when enthusiastic fans are around.
Eleven-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte is currently suffering a serious knee injury, but it wasn't due to any strenuous training or workout. Nope, Lochte hurt himself by running into an eager fan—literally.
The hunky athlete toppled over when an excited young teenage girl ran to him while he was in Florida on Sunday, causing Lochte to tear his MCL and sprain his ACL in his left knee.
"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," Lochte's rep tells E! News.