According to multiple reports, Mark Sanchez’s shoulder might be worse off than had been previously reported according to both Chris Mortensen and Jay Glazer.
Per the Star-Ledger.
Yesterday, before the game, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported that doctors believe Sanchez has a partially torn labrum, and that he will seek a second opinion from the renowned sports orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews.
Meanwhile, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reported Sanchez dislocated his shoulder when defensive tackle Marvin Austin hit him, and doctors popped it back in, but they want to make sure it stays in place before he can play.
Glazer’s report classified the injury as a partially torn labrum, and also noted that Sanchez has a shoulder subluxation, which is similar to a dislocation, except that a subluxation is temporary and partial, though still results in instability in the joint.
Jets general manager John Idzik has said Sanchez isn’t a candidate for injured reserve, but that could certainly change depending on what unfolds in the coming days.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comSanchez did a great job encouraging and working with Geno on the sidelines, and for all the bad play that Sanchez has demonstrated in the last two years, it was good to see him helping Geno and so engaged. As far as the labrum, many will remember that Chad Pennington played with the Jets with a labrum tear at least once and while not optimal, given some time Sanchez might be able to do it.
The Jets might got either way with this one and we’ll have to see what the team does now that adding veteran salaries which get added won’t be gauranteed.
If Geno can continue to make smart throws and scramble with the football, the concerns about Sanchez’s shoulder might become less and less relevant, but for now the Jets would be better served by having Sanchez healthy should they need him at some point this season.