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          === Report: Jets' Sanchez to have season-ending surgery ===
 
 (Sports Network) - New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez is reportedly set to
 undergo season-ending surgery on the torn labrum in his throwing arm.
 
 According to NFL.com, the deposed four-year starter hopes to delay the surgery
 for  another  week or two, but  knows it is  inevitable and that his season is
 over. He would most likely face a recovery period between four and six months.
 
 The  Jets,  who anointed  rookie Geno  Smith the starter  in wake of Sanchez's
 injury,  burned their one-time only injured reserve with designation to return
 tag  on  Sanchez, which would have  allowed the former starter to return after
 Week 8.
 
 Smith now becomes the unquestioned starter despite an up-and-down beginning to
 his  career in  which he has thrown eight interceptions and lost three fumbles
 but helped lead the Jets to a 2-2 record.
 
 Even before he was injured in the fourth quarter of New York's third preseason
 game, Sanchez's status with the team beyond this season was in doubt.
 
 He  has two  years remaining  on his  contract, but  will likely  be released.
 Between  interceptions and fumbles, Sanchez combined for 52 turnovers over the
 last two seasons.
 
 
 09/30 18:11:56 ET