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Jets' Mark Sanchez sidelined 8 weeks

The New York Jets confirmed Saturday that quarterback Mark Sanchez was placed on the injured reserve-designated for return list, shelving him for the next eight weeks.

Quarterback put on injured reserve with right shoulder ailment

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez is shelved the next eight weeks with a bum throwing shoulder. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

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.

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