Sanchez not going to rush surgery decision
UPDATE: While it seems inevitable Mark Sanchez will have surgery on his torn labrum, the New York Jets quarterback is apparently in no rush to get to the operating room. Sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen that Sanchez will spend the next few days trying to figure out if he wants to delay surgery.
While it seems surgery is unavoidable, Sanchez does not see a problem with taking his time on the decision.
Sanchez weighs in via text: "If I needed surgery right now, I never would have left Andrews' office. I would've stayed and got the surgery."— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) September 12, 2013
Asked if he wanted to say he was not likely to have surgery, Sanchez did not directly answer the question.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) September 12, 2013
New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez is reportedly headed for the operating table.
Jets QB Mark Sanchez is likely to have surgery after Dr. James Andrews confirmed he has a labral tear in right shoulder, per league sources— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) September 12, 2013
Sanchez expected to take day or two to decide; he still has an option to rehab the shoulder to see if he can play but surgery is more likely— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) September 12, 2013
Citing team and league sources, as well as a source close to Sanchez, Mortensen reports for ESPN.com that the surgery would end Sanchez's 2013 season.
The New York Post's Brian Costello was quick to counter Mortensen's report.
League sources say Sanchez is NOT having surgery at this time. It has not been ruled out but he is going to continue rehabbing shoulder.— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) September 12, 2013
Sanchez injured his throwing shoulder after being inserted into the fourth quarter of the Jets preseason game against the New York Giants on Aug. 24.