NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Mark Sanchez has undergone his season-ending surgery to undergo an injured shoulder.
Sanchez decided late last month to have the surgery to repair his torn labrum after rehab proved unsatisfactory. He will miss four to six months, effectively ending his season.
The fifth-year signal-caller has yet to throw a pass this season after getting injured in the third preseason game.
CBS 2’s Otis Livingston reports Sanchez has most likely played his last down as a New York Jet.
Five years ago, the back page of the New York Daily News displayed a headline reading, “A Star Is Born,” with his first career win during Week 1 in Houston. On Tuesday morning, the Daily News also showed a heading reading, “A Star Is Born,” But this time, it was Geno Smith.
Sanchez, who committed 52 turnovers in 2011 and ’12 combined, has claimed he won the training camp quarterback competition. However, he was sidelined after being hit in the fourth quarter against the Giants back on Aug. 24.
The decision to play Sanchez late in that game, behind largely inexperienced offensive linemen, led to contentious moments between head coach Rex Ryan and members of the media.
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