GULF BREEZE, FL – Dr. James Andrews, renowned orthopedic surgeon famous for his work with NFL players such as Brett Favre, Drew Brees and Robert Griffin III, told reporters today that his examination of Mark Sanchez early Wednesday revealed no significant traces of talent whatsoever in the injured QB’s right shoulder.
“I performed a routine MRI to determine the extent of the damage to Mr. Sanchez’s shoulder,” Andrews told reporters in a press conference at his Florida practice today. “Our findings showed absolutely no discernible level of talent infecting that region. Nor was there any talent buildup seen in the bicep or elbow area. I can say with confidence that Mark Sanchez is 100% talent free.”
Sanchez, 26, has been out of the Jets lineup since suffering the injury during the final week of the preseason. After two weeks of unsuccessful treatment, Dr. Andrews was enlisted by the team to provide his expert diagnosis on the shoulder.
“In most NFL QBs, this area here is where we would normally see dense buildups of accuracy and power coming together to form what we call a ‘talent tendon,’” Andrews said, pointing to an illuminated X-ray of the quarterback’s upper torso on his office wall. “But in Mr. Sanchez, you can see that area is remarkably clean and free of any sort of talent clump whatsoever. Near as I can tell from these images, I’m not sure that it ever existed in the first place.”
When asked if he could provide any information on the possible torn labrum that team doctors suspect may have occurred in the shoulder, Andrews replied, “A torn what, now?”