Mark Sanchez injury update news isn't exactly positive for the New York Jets. The Sanchez injury happened on a night when Geno Smith also struggled, but the Jets were still able to pull out a 24-21 overtime victory against the New York Giants Saturday night (August 24).
Smith was given the start by head coach Rex Ryan and he did go for 199 yards passing during his half of play. He also had a passing touchdown, but the problem was that he had three interceptions along the way. Those turnovers are what the Jets are trying to avoid this season, so it won't sit well with the coaches or fans.
It was in the fourth quarter that Sanchez took a bad hit and went down with a right shoulder injury. Ryan hasn't commented on the status of his incumbent starting quarterback just yet, but there will be plenty of questions to answer very soon. It was clear on the sidelines that Sanchez was hurting, so he will likely be examined so see if there is any damage to the shoulder.
The interesting anecdote to the Jets games was that Matt Simms looked really good during his limited time on the field. He was 6-of-10 passing for 120 yards and a touchdown. He did it against reserves, though, so fans might not place too much on what he did.
More Mark Sanchez injury updates will likely come on Sunday (August 25) especially as more questions are posed. If he is hurt it might be the final piece to name Geno Smith as the official New York Jets starting quarterback.
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