Mark Sanchez's banged-up right shoulder will keep him out of the New York Jets' preseason finale.
Whether he's also out of the team's quarterback competition remains to be seen.
The Jets announced Sunday that Sanchez is ''day-to-day'' with an injured shoulder that will sideline him for the team's preseason finale against Philadelphia on Thursday night. Sanchez, competing with rookie Geno Smith for the starting job, was unlikely to play in that game anyway.
The team did not announce the nature or severity of Sanchez's injury, suffered in the Jets' 24-21 overtime victory over the Giants on Saturday night. Sanchez had an X-ray after the game on the shoulder, which apparently revealed no fractures, and an MRI exam Sunday to determine if there's any damage. The Jets' announcement indicated that Sanchez likely does not have a season-ending injury.
Still, there's a chance Sanchez might not be ready in time for the regular-season opener against Tampa Bay on Sept. 8.
Sanchez, who appear...