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Torres plans to have knee surgery

Updated: July 1, 2009, 5:45 PM ET
Associated Press

Dara Torres plans to have major surgery on her arthritic left knee at the end of the summer.

The 42-year-old Torres said on a conference call Wednesday that she might not swim the 100-meter freestyle at next week's U.S. national championships, partly because it's painful to do a flip turn. She expects to compete in the 50 free, which doesn't require a turn.

Torres, who won three silver medals at last year's Beijing Olympics, said she has no cartilage left in the knee and that it swelled ...

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