Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has a significant tear in his right shoulder that will likely require season ending surgery, according to a report by ESPN’s Chris Mortenson on Wednesday night.
Sanchez saw the authority on all football injuries Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on the shoulder injury he suffered during the third pre-season game against the New York Giants. Andrew’s diagnosed a labral tear in Sanchez’s right shoulder, that will, at some point, require surgery to repair. However, for now, Sanchez is still mulling over whether or not to undergo the surgery, which will end his season, and likely his career with the New York Jets.
In regard to surgery, Sanchez told ESPN’s Chris Mortenson via text message, “If I needed surgery right now, I never would have left Andrews’ office. I would’ve stayed and got the surgery.”
This decisions is Mark Sanchez’s to make, and for his future career it would be wise for him to get his shoulder repaired and begin preparing for 2014 and a fresh start. The New York Jets have moved on from the embattled veteran and have their future committed to Geno Smith. This is officially the end of the Mark Sanchez era in New York.