Sanchez set for Wednesday surgery

Updated: February 16, 2010, 7:43 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez is scheduled to have surgery Wednesday to repair the patella ligament in his left knee.

Sanchez, who led New York to the AFC title game as a rookie, should be completely healthy by the start of training camp in July. The procedure is expected to help prevent future tweaks to the kneecap area.

The operation will be performed by Jets physician Dr. Ken Montgomery and orthopedist Dr. Elliott Hershman at Morristown Memorial Hospital, located a few miles from the team's facility in Florham Park, N.J.

Sanchez dislocated the kneecap during fall practice before his junior season at Southern California. He has worn a brace on the knee since, but aggravated the injury against Carolina on Nov. 29.


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