Swimmer Torres Set for Shoulder Surgery

41-year-old won three silvers in pain during Beijing Olympics
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Aug 27, 2008 4:55 PM CDT
Dara Torres, left, is applauded by Germany's gold medal winner Britta Steffen after the women's 50-meter freestyle final.    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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(Newser) – Dara Torres will finally get some relief after swimming to three silver medals with a damaged shoulder, CNN reports. The 41-year-old is scheduled today for a surgery she put off before the Olympics. Torres went to Beijing armed with anti-inflammatories, but started having intense pain while there. She plans to be back in the pool within 10 days of the operation.