Mark Sanchez has heard from two different doctors that he has a torn labrum in his right shoulder that requires season-ending surgery in order to heal, according to an ESPN report citing unnamed sources.
The New York Jets quarterback is said to still be considering whether to have the surgery now or wait until the end of the season. He told ESPN via text: "If I needed surgery right now, I never would have left [Dr. James] Andrews' office. I would've stayed and got the surgery."
After being asked by ESPN whether he denied that surgery was likely, Sanchez texted back: "There's nothing to report. It's reckless."
No matter if or when Sanchez has the surgery performed, his playing days with the Jets could very well be over. Of course, that turn of events was set in motion long before he injured the shoulder on his throwing arm late in the third exhibition game playing behind a second-string offensive line.