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

Ryan Lochte

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JUNE 25: Ryan Lochte checks the scoreboard after his race in the men’s 100m freestyle finals during day 1 of the 2013 USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships and World Trials at the Indiana University Natatorium on June 25, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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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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