Now that was a rough day.
Any way you look at the New York Jets 45-19 defeat at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Mark Sanchez came out it 100 times worse.
An early deficit and a weak offensive line almost proved to be disastrous as Sanchez was drilled over and over by a Eagles Defense that was out of blood.
With the Jets trailing 28-13 in the third quarter, Sanchez was hit by Eagles defensive end Jason Babin and needed to be helped off the field by center Nick Mangold.
Sanchez looked to be in severe pain, grabbing his right shoulder.
“I just took a good hit,” Sanchez said.
After a long talk with the trainers and a shoulder and neck massage, Sanchez returned to the game.
“I know he was able to come back,” Jets coach Rex Ryan said. “He never wanted to come out of the game, even at the end when we had (Mark) Brunell in there, Mark (Sanchez) wanted to go back in. I think he’s fine, but I’m not sure what the extent of that injury was.”
“It was just pretty sore,” Sanchez said. “I’m feeling alright. I just took a good shot, but that was it. It’s a physical game.”
Sanchez, who has only missed one game in his career, finished the day throwing 15-of-26 for 150 yards with two touchdowns, two interceptions and a lost fumble, while being sacked four times.