New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, who suffered a tear in his right shoulder (his throwing arm) in a preseason game against the Giants, may be done for the season—and it may also be the last time we see the embattled quarterback in a Jets uniform.
An MRI revealed that Sanchez suffered a partially torn labrum in his right shoulder during the Jets’ third preseason game, but he went to seek a second opinion from renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday.
Well, the results are in, and Dr. Andrews confirmed that Sanchez has a labral tear in his right shoulder and will likely need surgery to repair it, putting an end to his 2013 season.
Jets QB Mark Sanchez is likely to have surgery after Dr. James Andrews confirmed he has a labral tear in right shoulder, per league sources
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) September 12, 2013
This doesn’t mean that Sanchez will go the surgery route, and may want time to rehab his shoulder instead in an attempt to play at some point this season—which wouldn’t make any sense, being the Jets seem to be all about their new quarterback Geno Smith.
Even if Sanchez does opt to rehab his shoulder, the Jets will most likely not want to keep him around and put him on injured reserve for the year, and release him after the season is over.