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No decision on Sanchez surgery

New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez talks to

New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez talks to the media in front of his locker the day after the team lost the AFC Championship game to the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Jan. 24, 2011) Credit: Newsday / Joe Epstein

Whether Mark Sanchez has shoulder surgery still remains to be seen.

GM Mike Tannenbaum, speaking on a conference call this afternoon, said the Jets haven't reached a conclusion regarding the possibility of their second-year quarterback having surgery on his sore right throwing shoulder.

"We haven't made a decision there yet," Tannenbaum said. "He’s going to get a couple of opinions and then we are going to make the best decision once we get all the information. No decision has been reached yet."

But should surgery be recommended for Sanchez, Tannenbaum prefers he gets it done as soon as possible. That way, the franchise signal-caller can get back on the road to recovery as quickly as can be.

"If you are going to have a procedure, you’d like to get going on that sooner than later just so you can start the rehab process," Tannenbaum said. "But we don’t have a drop dead date. We are working collaboratively -- [team physician] Ken Montgomery, along with some of these other shoulder experts. So we’ll keep looking at it and then be making a decision on it as soon as possible."

"We are trying to collect all the information," he added. "We have the MRI and one of the things that Ken does is he’s very thorough. He’s a good listener. I think he wants to get everyone's opinion, and then we’ll sit down and come up with a final plan, which we don't have as of yet."

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