Mark Sanchez Undergoes Season-Saving Surgery for Jets
NEW YORK – Electing not to delay the inevitable, QB Mark Sanchez has chosen to allow doctors to operate on the torn labrum in his right shoulder, a procedure that will keep the 5th year signal caller out of the Jets lineup for the remainder of the year in what the team is calling a “season saving surgery.”
“Obviously, we’ve all been on pins and needles awaiting Mark’s decision,” a visibly relieved coach Rex Ryan told reporters. “And thankfully, he has chosen to undergo this operation which will require at least 4-6 months worth of rehab and will, therefore, keep our playoff hopes alive. Naturally, we all breathed a sigh of relief and popped a bottle of bubbly when we heard the good news.”
Sanchez, 26, was injured during the Jets’ final preseason game, and has not appeared in a contest since. Under the command of rookie QB Geno Smith, New York is off to a surprising 3-2 start to the season, and Jets fans are today breathing a sigh of relief knowing that Sanchez’s surgery will allow the team’s momentum to continue unabated.
“When I heard that Mark’s shoulder was injured, and that he may or may not have needed surgery, my heart just skipped a beat” said long time supporter Alicia Silvestri of Bayonne, NJ. “Thankfully, he elected not to play through the pain and went ahead and had the operation. So it all worked out in the end. Way to take one for the team, Mark!”