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Posted on: Thursday, January 28, 2010

NFL: Jets QB Sanchez could opt for left knee surgery


DENNIS WASZAK Jr.
AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez might have surgery this offseason to stabilize the patella ligament in his left knee, which was injured during college.

General manager Mike Tannenbaum said Sanchez would be ready "well before training camp" if he elects to have the procedure, which isn't consider major, but could miss early offseason workouts. Sanchez dislocated the kneecap during his junior season at Southern California.

Sanchez, who just completed his rookie season with New York, had both knees examined by team doctors. He also had them looked at by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., earlier this week.

Sanchez's right knee, which suffered a sprained posterior cruciate ligament against Buffalo on Dec. 3 in Toronto, will not need surgery.