Ryan Lochte Reveals to Reporters in NYC that he Re-tore his MCL

Ryan Lochte recently hit the red carpet in NYC while attending an event for Macy’s while he’s been recovering from his never ending knee injury that he kept quiet while making appearances at the Charlotte Grand Prix last weekend.

After going against doctor’s orders earlier in the year and swimming in Orlando Grand Prix, Lochte withdrew from finals at Mesa Grand Prix with a tight hamstring. The medical woes continued when coach Dave Marsh scartched his star swimmer from their home hosted meet as a precautionery measure. However, the reporters in NYC revealed that precautionary measure to be an actual diagnosis. Lochte revealed he re-tore his MCL while training, no crazed fans invovled this time. “I was swimming…I was doing breaststroke and I guess I just kicked too hard”.

What’s next for Ryan Lochte and his troubling knee, that remains unknown. One thing we know for certain is that Lochte has a tough road of physical therapy and strength training ahead of him. But knwoing the competitor Lochte is, expect for him to do everything in his power to be behind the blocks come August in Irvine.

Read the full article from WWD here.

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That is hard luck. We wish him a solid recovery. It is a real shame that selection for next years worlds is this year. I hope that does not induce him into a rushed rehab. Good luck.


That is hard luck. It is a real shame that selection for next years worlds is this year. I hope that does not tempt him into a rushed rehab. Good luck dude, we wish you a speedy recovery.


Ah, crap. Hopefully he doesn’t rush it this time. I look forward to seeing Lochte go a 1:53. If I have to wait a bit longer because he takes the time to fully recover, I’ll still take it.

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