Quarterback Mark Sanchez will undergo the surgery to repair his left knee on Wednesday at Morristown Memorial Hospital, not far from the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center.
The procedure will be performed by Jets team physicians Dr. Ken Montgomery and Dr. Elliott Hershman.
"It's a minimally invasive procedure," Sanchez told NFL Network two weeks ago. "They said I'll recover definitely by [training] camp and be ready for the season. It will be an intense rehab and I'm excited to get this fixed."
After meeting with team doctors last week, Sanchez had both of his knees examined by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala. In addition to banging the left knee and missing four plays against the Panthers, Sanchez suffered a mild right knee sprain four days later in the Jets' 19-13 Week 13 victory over the Buffalo Bills at Rogers Centre in Toronto.
"This just eliminates the need for a brace," said Sanchez of the left knee surgery. "Really, I won't have to think about it anymore. I don't think it bothered me too much. Obviously you could play, especially when the playoffs are at stake and you're trying to make it to the big game — you don't even think about it. But they don't want me thinking about it at all, during the offseason or anything, so it will be good."
We'll provide information and updates on Sanchez's procedure as soon as we get them here on newyorkjets.com.