Skip to content

Report: Mark Sanchez has labral tear, surgery likely


After a dismal performance from Geno Smith in the New York Jets’ third preseason game against the New York Giants, it seemed as though Mark Sanchez was destined to win the Jets starting quarterback job. That was right up until Sanchez injured his shoulder in garbage time in the fourth quarter playing behind a reserve offensive line.

Smith won the job and Sanchez has been out ever since. Now Sanchez may be facing surgery to repair his injured shoulder.

According to Chris Mortensen of, Dr. James Andrews has diagnosed a labral tear in Sanchez’s throwing shoulder that will likely require surgery. Sanchez is apparently still mulling the decision over of whether to have surgery or attempt to rehab the shoulder. Surgery will likely end Sanchez’s season.

Even if he elects to rehab the shoulder, surgery could still become a necessity. Sanchez told Mortensen via text that “If I needed surgery right now, I never would have left Andrews’ office. I would’ve stayed and got the surgery.”

However, it certainly appears to be setting up as a completely lost season for Sanchez. Even if he can play through the injury, the Jets are now committed to Smith as their starter.

Permalink 97 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: New York Jets, Rumor Mill, Top Stories
97 Responses to “Report: Mark Sanchez has labral tear, surgery likely”
  1. demolition510 says: Sep 12, 2013 12:29 AM

    Addition by subtraction? But then again, I don’t think Geno is good

  2. aaroncurryisbust says: Sep 12, 2013 12:30 AM

    And nothing of value was lost.

  3. aaroncurryisbust says: Sep 12, 2013 12:30 AM

    And nothing of value was lost.

  4. deezenucks says: Sep 12, 2013 12:31 AM

    All part of their plan, management couldn’t be happier with that outcome I’m sure. Now Rex can use a rookie qb as a scapegoat for the failed season.

  5. tolan04 says: Sep 12, 2013 12:31 AM

    Lingering effects of the butt fumble I see…

  6. coltzfan166 says: Sep 12, 2013 12:35 AM

    I just heard all the corks pop off all the champaign bottles from the Jets fans.

  7. swaggyy says: Sep 12, 2013 12:35 AM

    He’s actually having robot transformation surgery in hopes of being a successful NFL QB. Doctors are saying there is a .9% chance it works.

  8. kd75 says: Sep 12, 2013 12:37 AM

    Watch Sanchez get the surgery, get cut, come back stronger than before and burn the Jets next season…

  9. donth8thehorns says: Sep 12, 2013 12:37 AM

    Shows even more what a bonehead Rex was, now they pay the guy what $8million for rehab ?

  10. notbrettfavre says: Sep 12, 2013 12:40 AM

    Your welcome, Jets.


  11. colonelcamp says: Sep 12, 2013 12:40 AM

    Poor guy. What way to end such a crazy 4 years with the jets. They absolutely did him no favors. In fact, they completely screwed him.

    I had high hopes for this kid. Good luck, Mark. It wasn’t meant to be here with the jets.

  12. jetsflyinghigh says: Sep 12, 2013 12:45 AM

    i know a lot of people bash on sanchez, and rightfully so. however, what a sad way for the sanchez era to end. he’s always seemed like a nice, genuine dude and as a jets fan in their mid 20’s, he’s brought me the best memories of this team. i’ll never forget those playoff runs and wish him the best in his recovery and hope he can come back strong.

  13. brenenostler says: Sep 12, 2013 12:46 AM

    Man I feel for him. He would have won the competition. But whether he has the surgery or not, Sanchez’s career in NY is over.

  14. dlk47823 says: Sep 12, 2013 12:47 AM

    Bad for Sanchez, buy probably a good thing for he franchise…

  15. ghostfacenoah says: Sep 12, 2013 12:49 AM

    “There goes the Jets Superbowl chances” -Said nobody ever.

  16. beerndrums says: Sep 12, 2013 12:49 AM

    Just do the surgery now and hope to land on a team next year as a back up

  17. mcjon22 says: Sep 12, 2013 12:50 AM

    *Career ending surgery

    There, fixed it for you

  18. atleastimnotaraidersfan says: Sep 12, 2013 12:56 AM

    Maybe they can remove that stupid looking headband while they’re at it.

  19. 619sdfan4life says: Sep 12, 2013 12:56 AM

    Save your 8 million your getting this year and be smart. You just played your last NFL game

  20. drelms says: Sep 12, 2013 12:59 AM

    Too bad for all of you Jets fans I guess you may realize now that you are not going to get anywhere with the Coach you currently have.

    Ryan put your quarterback at risk by putting him in a meaningless game and with a 2nd string line no less. He should be freakin ashamed of himself.

    Instead of threatening to coach the NE Patriots coach in the face maybe he should do himself, literally.

  21. drelms says: Sep 12, 2013 1:00 AM

    punch, not coach……

  22. americankris says: Sep 12, 2013 1:01 AM


  23. NJ49er says: Sep 12, 2013 1:01 AM

    Well, there you go.
    No more QB controversy.
    Doc says game over Mark.
    Take your $8+Mil and relax.

  24. mrlaloosh says: Sep 12, 2013 1:02 AM

    Maybe he’ll come back from that surgery like Drew Brees did. I must be drunk.

  25. nfl4days says: Sep 12, 2013 1:03 AM

    Jokes aside, you never wanna see a guy get injured, and the way it happened leaves a bad taste in my mouth. What was Rex hoping to accomplish by sending him out there in the 4th Qt? Complete disrespect on top of getting him injured.

  26. scottydo16 says: Sep 12, 2013 1:04 AM

    And nothing of value was lost

  27. hidden202 says: Sep 12, 2013 1:04 AM

    I know a bunch of butt jokes are coming but on a serious note

    I hope Sanchez has a successful surgery and finds a backup job somewhere in the NFL after his rehab. His chapter in the Jets book has officially close since he’s going to get cut after this season.

    Good Luck Mark.

  28. chingonrungame says: Sep 12, 2013 1:22 AM

    Surgery= free agent next year. Jets days will be over.

  29. jetfanatic says: Sep 12, 2013 1:22 AM

    It was looking to be a completely lost season for Sanchez before the injury.

  30. curtispaintersbackup says: Sep 12, 2013 1:27 AM

    The Jets should release him at the end of the year. Let him go and compete for a job elsewhere. He would make for a top 5 back up in the league if nothing else.

  31. packerswin96 says: Sep 12, 2013 1:40 AM

    Way to go Rex!

  32. enzo1030 says: Sep 12, 2013 1:48 AM

    Only prolonging the inevitable surgery. He should just get it done now and be ready to compete somewhere next season.

    Hate to see Sanchez’ Jets tenure end this way. Guy can step it up in the playoffs, but just couldn’t be consistent enough in the regular season.

    Hope to see him do well somewhere else.

  33. arrogantnation says: Sep 12, 2013 1:55 AM

    Hope he has a full recovery!

  34. filmex2000 says: Sep 12, 2013 2:01 AM

    Rex’s massive ego buried Tim Tebow on the bench last season, even when the team was circling the drain, because Rex could stand more losses but he couldn’t bear the thought of being second guessed should Tebow actually produce victories.

    Now he finishes off Sanchez for the year by having him mop-up in the fourth quarter behind backups only to get squished.

    Rex the QB career killer. It’s going to be fun watching his head explode when Geno invariably goes down with an injury. Who is next up so Rex can play pull the wings off the fly ?

  35. klecko says: Sep 12, 2013 2:13 AM

    Please tell me he’ll never take the field as a Jet again… Pretty please…

  36. sharkt says: Sep 12, 2013 2:32 AM

    I can’t believe Suh did this to Sanchez. He should be suspended immediately!

  37. drohanimal says: Sep 12, 2013 2:33 AM

    Dont wanna wish an injury on anybody, but this is probably good for the JETS

  38. fm31970 says: Sep 12, 2013 2:36 AM

    “Hi, Tim? Can you be here by game time tomorrow??”

  39. BTC says: Sep 12, 2013 2:38 AM

    A far fall from those two AFCCG appearances. Yeesh.

  40. cpo187 says: Sep 12, 2013 2:47 AM

    Looks like Sanchez and Tebow will both be playing for the same team again soon.

  41. blancodiablo says: Sep 12, 2013 3:56 AM

    Which means goodnight Rex

  42. zeke2517 says: Sep 12, 2013 4:22 AM

    Say what you will about Sanchez, but this is a pretty raw deal.

    But on a different note I’m not sure I’d find myself texting these animals if given the choice.

  43. osovol says: Sep 12, 2013 4:26 AM

    I wish injury on any player (even Mark Sanchez,) but the silver lining on this one is that Geno Smith can get guaranteed starts to show what he can do. NYJ fans (much like my fellow Browns fans) seem like the type that would quickly call for the hook if Smith was to falter in a couple games. At least this way we can all actually see what Geno Smith is capable of, because I don’t see anyone calling for McElroy if he has a bad game tomorrow.

  44. vegaskid21 says: Sep 12, 2013 4:56 AM

    Ironic how it worked out this way, instead of Sanchez making 8 million a year, on the bench.

  45. bringbackkosar says: Sep 12, 2013 5:00 AM

    Well that’s one way to solve the QB dilemma. Way to go Rex, brilliant coaching move there in preseason. J-E-T-S

  46. Dex says: Sep 12, 2013 5:11 AM

    Surgery will likely end Sanchez’s career.

    There, fixed a typo for you.

  47. stubbyjones says: Sep 12, 2013 5:34 AM

    maybe they can lash it together with one of his stylish headbands? Seriously though…way to go Rex….

  48. wearethesteelers says: Sep 12, 2013 5:53 AM


  49. bostonstandup says: Sep 12, 2013 6:00 AM

    Sanchez having season ending surgery could be a blessing in disguise for the Jets. Now if they could do the same for the rest to the rest of the team and get an entire new look they might actually have a chance of winning a few games. Oh right, then there’s that coach of theirs…

  50. thetruthcampaign says: Sep 12, 2013 6:07 AM

    Funny how Geno Smith wins a game, and now Sanchez needs surgery. They never actually have to say “We choose Geno or that other guy” now.

  51. ebr362 says: Sep 12, 2013 6:15 AM

    I’m a Dolphin fan and even I feel sorry for him at this point, what else a fender bender on the way back to the stadium?

  52. clowntown1 says: Sep 12, 2013 6:15 AM

    The crazy thing is a torn muscle in his shoulder doesn’t make him any worse of a qb than he already was….he is that bad. Buttfumble.

  53. jimthebuilder27 says: Sep 12, 2013 6:19 AM

    Oh well. He’s still getting 8 million to sit and heal. He and his agent should send a thank you card to former GM Mike Tannenbaum for giving him that stupid contract!

  54. jacksonjames4 says: Sep 12, 2013 6:24 AM

    Yeah suuuuure. I have a feeling that if Geno had a real bad game the headline would be a little different

  55. lemmetalkwouldya says: Sep 12, 2013 6:41 AM

    A “lost season” for Mark Sanchez is when he actually has to play in a game.

  56. souldogdave says: Sep 12, 2013 6:45 AM

    Convenient, eh?

  57. hansenbrothers says: Sep 12, 2013 6:46 AM

    Conspiracy theory: the jets trotted Sanchez out there in the hopes of getting him hurt, so they could start geno with no questions asked.

  58. vmkstar99 says: Sep 12, 2013 6:46 AM

    And nothing of value was lost.

  59. zipnyc says: Sep 12, 2013 6:47 AM

    Sanchez wasn’t winning the QB competition at all. Neither QB was. That game was Geno’s turn to start, which is why Sanchez was still in the game as the backup. This isn’t rocket science. Of course, that won’t stop the idiotic circus comments or the Rex bashing. Nor will Coughlin get bashed even though he elected to kick a field goal and send the game to overtime at the end.

  60. dpdonny says: Sep 12, 2013 6:48 AM

    The decision to put Mark in that game at the point resulting in a season ending injury will close forever the door to HC opps for Rex.

  61. paulbdotcom says: Sep 12, 2013 6:54 AM

    Thanks for ending my career Rex by putting me in with a bunch of scrubs.

    Mark Sanchez

  62. dogman9 says: Sep 12, 2013 6:55 AM

    It’s hard to feel sorry for a guy with $50 mil in the bank who hasn’t led NY Jets to a super bowl and has never learned from his mistakes as a QB.

  63. ravensrooster94 says: Sep 12, 2013 6:59 AM

    So long, Rex.

  64. cobraiv says: Sep 12, 2013 7:11 AM

    Mark Sanchez can that Rex Ryan for this.

  65. cobraiv says: Sep 12, 2013 7:15 AM

    Rex Ryan single handedly destroyed two, up & coming quarterback’s careers. He shouldn’t be allowed to coach Pee Wee football.

  66. erock27 says: Sep 12, 2013 7:17 AM

    Best news ever

  67. Indybear says: Sep 12, 2013 7:17 AM

    I believe he will need surgery to remove that girly soccer hairband from his head.

  68. guitarace2 says: Sep 12, 2013 7:22 AM

    Take off the stupid looking headband!!

  69. green41563 says: Sep 12, 2013 7:29 AM

    Mark’s a nice guy. Just too bad he’s not a better quarterback. I wish him well.

  70. indianaviking says: Sep 12, 2013 7:31 AM

    Has an NFL player ever sued his current team for negligence? If there ever was a valid case, this is it.

  71. brucealmty says: Sep 12, 2013 7:32 AM

    Mark Sanchez is snake-bit, he can do nothing right. Feel sorry for the guy.

  72. pridewatcher says: Sep 12, 2013 7:42 AM

    Rex got to edit his Sanchez tattoo after “tweaking” his main character in World of Dumbcraft.

  73. jetsareajoke says: Sep 12, 2013 7:53 AM

    Wow. Now the jests don’t even get a backup QB for the 8.25 million thanks to ol’ Rexy.

  74. Neftali Ramos says: Sep 12, 2013 7:55 AM

    Your 2013 NY Jets ladies and gentlemen!

  75. brownsclown says: Sep 12, 2013 8:03 AM

    The good news is that the JETS have Braddua Quinn, a QB who can throw the ball from the Meadowlands to Times Square. The bad new is with Quinn’s accuracy the ball would land somewhere in Rhode Island. But JETS fans, never fear–Rex can coach Quinn up and get a least one win!

  76. gmsingh says: Sep 12, 2013 8:05 AM

    Rex Ryan *really* needs to be fired at this point.

  77. sbmcintosh36 says: Sep 12, 2013 8:05 AM

    This should feed the Rex haters for a few hours even though it’s a guy EVERYONE said should be released. .
    Anyone talk to Coughlin yet about having Brown in the game?

  78. ccjcsr says: Sep 12, 2013 8:08 AM

    8 Mill this year to wear a head band on the sidelines and pretend to care for Geno’s well being…lol!


  79. raysaster says: Sep 12, 2013 8:09 AM

    As a Jets fan I’d like to personally thank the Giants organization for ending our pain…

  80. beachsidejames says: Sep 12, 2013 8:30 AM

    This poor guy can’t get a break. A new team would have done him alot good. Might be too late now. If this isn’t cause to get rid of Rex Ryan I don’t know what is. Nobody risks their starting qb at the end of a pre-season game for any reason. It’s just plain stupid.

  81. merky19 says: Sep 12, 2013 8:37 AM

    Still, for 8 million not a bad way to spend the Fall.

  82. markchmurasbabysitter says: Sep 12, 2013 8:38 AM

    #Geno #undefeated

  83. wrdtoyrmama says: Sep 12, 2013 8:58 AM

    Never like to see players injured, but this could be a good turn of events for the Jets.

    1. They’ll now get a full season to evaluate Geno without all the media controversy surrounding Sanchez.

    2. Insurance may cover some of Sanchez’ salary should he decide to have surgery.

    3. After cutting Sanchez and Holmes next off season, the Jets will have a pile of money, and draft picks to keep building the team.

  84. conormacleod says: Sep 12, 2013 9:03 AM

    Does this even affect the experts opinion on the success of the Jets season for this year?

  85. stoutfiles says: Sep 12, 2013 9:08 AM

    RIP Buttfumble.

  86. whatnojets says: Sep 12, 2013 9:16 AM

    Suck it up and play the damn game!

  87. 80sbroncofan says: Sep 12, 2013 9:26 AM

    I think this ends the Mark Sanchez era for the Jets.

  88. sanders8920 says: Sep 12, 2013 9:38 AM

    Still cant see how Rex is the head coach. Gets his starting QB crushed in garbage time of pre season and is now expected to win with a rookie. Maybe that was his plan all along, to get another year and blame it on his QB situation.

  89. all4patriots says: Sep 12, 2013 9:38 AM

    That’s awful news.

    Nobody wants Mark Sanchez to play for the Jets more than Patriots fans do!

  90. jetsarestacked says: Sep 12, 2013 9:47 AM

    mark sanchez singlehandedly cost the jets trips to the playoffs the last two years. he’s a great guy, but an absolute turnover machine.

  91. tincansailor981 says: Sep 12, 2013 10:06 AM

    Get well, Mark, and good luck with your new team.

    Goodbye Rex.

  92. tincansailor981 says: Sep 12, 2013 11:34 AM

    Get well and good luck with your new team.

    Goodbye, Rex

  93. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Sep 12, 2013 11:37 AM

    What a shame that his career will come to an end due to a torn labia.

  94. bbeaman78 says: Sep 12, 2013 11:56 AM

    And the jets get their wish to start grooming Geno Smith and get ready to trade or cut Sanchez. He’s an idiot if he tries to rehab. Get the surgery and get it fixed so his career can continue somewhere as a back up or starter.

  95. ksctychiefs says: Sep 12, 2013 1:11 PM

    in case of fire and meltdown break glass : …. and dial 9-1-1-t-i-m-t-e-b-o-w!!…….

  96. bighurt228 says: Sep 12, 2013 1:41 PM

    There goes their Super Bowl run…!!!!

  97. wfi801 says: Sep 12, 2013 3:37 PM

    What a classless organization. Ryan should be fired for the bone head move of putting him out there with the backups. Just like his father and brother, not head coach material.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!