Mark Sanchez has partially torn labrum, dislocated shoulder

Since he went down in the preseason, we haven’t been privy to the true extent of Mark Sanchez’s shoulder injury.

Until now.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that the Jets fear Sanchez has a partially torn labrum in his right (throwing) shoulder. Mort added the veteran quarterback will get a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews this week.

And that’s not all.

FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer learned Sanchez is also dealing with a shoulder dislocation. Jets doctors had to pop it back in its socket on the field as Sanchez was writing around in pain. Before he’s cleared to play, they have to make sure the shoulder stays in place.

Glazer reiterated not to expect Sanchez back in the near future. If the labrum tear is confirmed, Sanchez could be sidelined for quite a while.

No matter what the Jets say, it remains a real possibility that Sanchez has played his last down in New York.

Zack Kelberman
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  • jagunt

    Awwwwwwww…..Poor Baby. Hate to break it to you internet sports writers, but I served two separate combat tours in Afghanistan with a fully torn labrum as well as ruptured tendons and ligaments and didn’t bitch once. What exactly am I supposed to feel bad for Sanchez about?

  • jagunt

    A torn labrum doesn’t stop you from carrying on. I don’t make millions to do what I do and somehow I, like a shit-load of other men all over the world, carried on with my job in spite of the pain and irritation caused by such an injury. I’m aware that this is his agent and GM’s and Coaches spin on this, but still…Man the F**K up. You make a BASE Salary that would make most grown men weep for gratitude and I’m supposed to feel some type of empathy for you?! Get real. Bitch.