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Angels pitcher Garrett Richards comes to grips with knee injury
Angels pitcher Garrett Richards comes to grips with knee injury

Angels pitcher Garrett Richards knew the moment he fell awkwardly into the dirt after catching a spike near first base in Fenway Park in the second inning of an Aug. 20 game against the Boston Red Sox that his season was over. “After I heard the pop and the crunching, I knew something wasn’t right,” said Richards, who underwent surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon in his left knee two days later. “I didn’t know what it was. Initially, I felt like I had a bone sticking out of my body. That wasn’t the case, obviously, but it kind of scared me.” The first couple of days after surgery were tough for Richards, whose break-out season — the...

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