Florida Gator Marco Loughran was admitted to a hospital this morning after a minor scooter accident that involved Ryan Lochte, the best swimmer in the world at the moment.
Lochte was driving Loughran to practice on Wednesday morning at their home training base in Gainesville when he lost control of his scooter. Loughran was admitted to North Florida Regional Medical Center with “minor internal injuries.” Lochte did some minor damage to his knee, which could be significant as it was knee injuries that plagued his training throughout most of 2010.
More details about the crash, and the conditions of both swimmers, should come out today. Neither injury is serious or life-threatening, but with a program that puts in as much in-season intensity and yardage as the Gators do, even a few days out of the water could cause a premature taper.
Check out the news report below that first broke the story (via Reezy Daily).