My question might be a duplicate, but I've tried to find an answer, searching this site, - haven't succeeded, though.
Is it correct to put a comma in the following sentence?
- I spent the next three years recovering from a severe injury.
- I spent the next three years, recovering from a severe injury.
Whether the comma is needed or not, please, explain to me why as I thought we put a comma if either participle or a participle phrase is separated from the word it is modifying. And in the example, the phrase is actually separated from "I spent".
I appreciate any help.