Report: Mark Sanchez to undergo season-ending surgery

Sep 8, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan and New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) on the sidelines during the fourth quarter of a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at MetLife Stadium. The Jets won 18-17. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Rex Ryan’s ridiculous decision to play quarterback Mark Sanchez at the end of a preseason game with back ups has really backfired. Not only did Sanchez suffer an injury that forced the team to start rookie Geno Smith before he was really ready, but it now looks like Sanchez’s season — and time with the team — has come to an end.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is reporting that Dr. James Andrews has diagnosed a labral tear in the throwing shoulder of Sanchez.

That injury will require surgery, which would end his season.

Sanchez responded to Mortensen via text and said, “If I needed surgery right now, I never would have left Andrews’ office. I would’ve stayed and got the surgery.”

He could undergo the rehab option, which would still put an end to his season, but who knows which direction he will go at this point.

If Sanchez feels that he was done dirty by the team, which you couldn’t blame him if he did, he would likely just repair his shoulder and get healthy for next season when a new team can give him a shot.

At this point in Sanchez’s career, a fresh start could be exactly what the doctor ordered.

Topics: Mark Sanchez, New York Jets

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