And now we know why the Jets were saying nothing about the status of quarterback Mark Sanchez’s shoulder.
As both Chris Mortensen and Jay Glazer have reported, Sanchez has a partially torn labrum in his right shoulder. Per Glazer, the injury existed before the Sanchez was injured in the preseason game against the Giants.
Glazer says that the preseason injury also resulted in a shoulder dislocation, with the shoulder joint popping out and then popping back in. Technically known as a subluxation, the movement of the joint can damage the soft tissues around the bones.
And so, once the Jets re-sign Brady Quinn, they’ll go back to having four quarterbacks on the roster. They’ll need the other three for a while, given Sanchez’s shoulder.
It’s unclear how long he’ll be out. As the photo posted in this story indicates, Sanchez was throwing the ball during pregame warmups at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. But with his left hand.
Which is pretty much the only thing Sanchez has in common with Mandy Patinkin. Other than a love of Broadway.