Report: Mark Sanchez will have surgery to repair shoulder

Monday September 30th, 2013

Mark Sanchez has decided to have his torn labrum repaired surgically. Surgery to repair a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder will force Mark Sanchez to miss the rest of the season. (Jim Rogash/Getty)

Jets' quarterback Mark Sanchez has elected to have surgery on his torn labrum, necessitating four to six months of rehab.

Sanchez injured his right shoulder in a preseason game this year, and planned to rehab the injury without surgery. However, the NFL Network's Ian Rappaport reports that Sanchez will now go under the knife to repair the torn muscle, and will officially miss the remainder of the season.

The Jets are currently 2-2 under Sanchez's replacement Geno Smith.

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