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Phelps limping on injured ankle in Barcelona

Monday - 7/29/2013, 2:56am  ET

Former Olympic and world swimming champion Michael Phelps of the US unveils a mosaic installed in his honour at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, July 28, 2013 .(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- If Michael Phelps is planning a comeback, it's on hold for now.

The most decorated Olympian in history was wearing a large boot cast on his right ankle and foot. He was limping Sunday at a sponsor's appearance at the world championships.

Phelps told some officials that he recently got hurt playing golf, apparently when he stepped in a hole.

Phelps' agent did not immediately return a request for comment.

Phelps retired from swimming after last year's London Olympics with a record 22 career medals.

There has been speculation he's considering a return for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.


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