Rob Carr/Getty Images(BOSTON) — Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards was taken off the field on a stretcher after suffering what the team says is a left knee/patellar injury.
Richards was injured in the second inning of the team’s 8-3 win over the Boston Red Sox Wednesday night when he slipped and fell while running to cover first base.
“Winning the game, obviously, it’s always important, but it’s secondary to what happened,” Angels skipper Mike Scioscia said. “This is a tough night for us. We’ll just see where Garrett is. Obviously, it’s a significant injury.”
Richards would be a serious loss for the AL West leading Angels: he leads the team in ERA, wins, strikeouts and WHIP.
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