New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez jumped into the off season by going to see Dr. James Andrews for an opinion on his knees. GM Mike Tannenbaum announced that Mark may need surgery but the decision is up to him.
Eric Allen wrote on NYJets.com:
“I would just say there may have been some small tweaks along the way but if there’s any procedure, it won’t be anything significant,” Tannenbaum said, referring to the left knee. “You know, it’s going to be much more of a rehab situation, more preventive, strengthening, things like that.”
The right knee will be strengthened through rehabilitation, but Sanchez must decide whether to get surgery on the ligament stabilizing the patella in his left knee.
“No decision has been made if he’ll have a procedure. I know it’s been reported that he had that second opinion yesterday,” Tannenbaum said of the meeting between Sanchez and Dr. Andrews. “So we will look at that collectively, but he will be ready well before camp. Nothing has been decided as of right now, but that’s really where we are.”
If Sanchez opts for minor surgery on his left knee, the Jets are fully confident of a speedy recovery.
“I think everyone is on the same page,” said Tannenbaum. “It’s not going to be anything major.”
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