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Garrett Richards underwent surgery to repair his left knee

Aug 22, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT

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Per the Angels’ Twitter, starter Garrett Richards underwent surgery to repair his left knee. As reported previously, the timetable for his return is six to nine months, which puts him on track to return either before the start of the regular season or before the All-Star break.

Richards suffered a torn patellar tendon in his left knee covering first base in the second inning of Wednesday’s start in Boston against the Red Sox. The 26-year-old right-hander ends his season with a 13-4 record, a 2.61 ERA, and a 164/51 K/BB ratio in 168 2/3 innings across 26 starts.

  1. coryfor3 - Aug 23, 2014 at 1:44 AM

    Test

  2. carpi2 - Aug 23, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    A blown patellar lig, could become a long, drawn-out rehab process. Surgeons don’t work on patellar ligs very frequently. Mostly because most people usually tear their quad tendon. We will see if Richards’ rehab goes smoothly, or if he will experience setbacks.

  3. markofapro - Aug 23, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    It sucks. All these pitchers blowing out their arms and this guy hurts his knee.

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