Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has been placed on
injured reserve-designated for return, meaning he will not be able
to play for the next eight weeks.

Sanchez injured his right shoulder in the team's third pre-season
game against the Giants.

He has opted to try to rehabilitate the
injury rather than have season-ending surgery.

The team announced the move on Saturday.

The exact nature of the injury has not been announced, but some
published reports say it is a partially torn labrum.

Geno Smith has started New York's first two games and it appears
will continue to be under centre while Sanchez is sidelined.

Matt Simms and Brady Quinn are the other quarterbacks on the roster.