Mark Sanchez exits with injured throwing shoulder

AP

Mark Sanchez didn’t last long in the Jets’ third preseason game.

After Geno Smith played most of the way, Sanchez finally came on in the fourth quarter, only to lose a fumble on his first series. Then on the next series, Sanchez suffered what appeared to be an injury to his throwing shoulder.

The injury happened when Sanchez took a hard shot from Giants defensive tackle Marvin Austin just after he threw a pass. Sanchez had also taken a hard hit on the previous play and may have still been feeling the effects of that hit as well.

Sanchez was in obvious pain as he held his shoulder, and he also looked frustrated that he hadn’t had much of an opportunity to make a statement in the Jets’ quarterback competition. Sanchez appeared to be the favorite to win the competition, but if Sanchez is hurt, Smith may be the winner by default.