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Angels' Garrett Richards has no trepidation about return to Fenway Park
Angels' Garrett Richards has no trepidation about return to Fenway Park

What Garrett Richards remembers most from that fateful night in Fenway Park last Aug. 20 is the sound of the patellar tendon in his left knee rupturing as he caught a cleat and fell awkwardly to the ground while covering first base. "It sounded like a Pillsbury biscuits tube, you know, when you open it and it explodes?" Richards said. "That's what it sounded and felt like, the release of pressure and the vibration going all the way up your leg when it popped. It was the sound of my knee unraveling. It was gross." Richards speaks about the season-ending injury with a cool sense of detachment, almost as if it happened to someone else, because for him, it is...

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