New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan made the poor decision to insert potential starting quarterback Mark Sanchez in to the team’s third preseason game during the fourth quarter with back ups. As a result, Sanchez went down with a shoulder injury and was forced to the locker room for further evaluation while sporting a heavy wrap and ice on the injured throwing shoulder.
While we don’t know the exact diagnosis of Sanchez’s injury or whether or not it could keep him out for an extended period of time, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com did share some positive news for the Jets quarterback early Sunday afternoon.
2 more Sanchez notes: He did throw a few times on the sideline after his injury. He told 1 teammate “I’m fine.” We’ll see if that holds true
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 25, 2013
Of course, players often like to downplay their injuries, so what Sanchez says doesn’t exactly mean that he is out of the clear just yet.
If there is one person paying close attention to Sanchez’s injury, it is Rex Ryan because he realizes that a serious injury that would keep Sanchez out for an extended period of time could cost him his job.