Jets’ Sanchez to get right knee examined

According to the New York Post, Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez flew to Birmingham, Ala. on Tuesday night to have orthopedist Dr. James Andrews examine his right knee.

Sanchez, who sprained the posterior cruciate in the knee while diving after a scramble during the Jets' 19-13 win over the Bills on Dec. 3, was believed to be seeing Andrews to determine if any surgery needed to be performed.

The quarterback missed just one game after initially being injured in the win over the Jets, and it is unknown whether he will need any offseason surgery at this point. However, if surgery is necessary, it would likely be a minor procedure to clean out the knee.

Besides a three-interception game against the Falcons, Sanchez’ performance actually improved once he returned from his injury, as he played his best during the team’s playoff run and managed to throw some of his best passes while rolling out of the pocket.

At USC in 2008, he suffered a dislocated kneecap in practice, which prompted him to wear a brace on his left knee as precaution.

Sanchez threw for 2,444 yards with 12 TDs and 20 INTs in his rookie campaign with the Jets while helping lead the team to the AFC championship game. He threw for 539 yards and tossed 4 scores as opposed to just two picks in three playoff games.

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