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Sanchez says calf ok, ready to play

By Marc A. Greenberg

Crisis averted.

New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez says his injured right calf feels good and he expects to be starting this week against the Houston Texans.   “[My calf] feels good,” said Sanchez.

Sanchez injured his right calf after he was sacked in the third quarter of the Jets’ 26-20 overtime victory over the Browns. “After the trainers looked at it and determined it wasn’t a serious ligament injury or a knee injury, they were going to leave it up to me as far as pain tolerance [was concerned],” Sanchez said. “And once they left it up to me, I knew I was going to go back in.”

On the team plane ride back to New York after the game, Sanchez was given ice to suppress the swelling and the training staff later went over his calf with a stimulation machine.

“The trainers did a great job,” Sanchez said. “I’m feeling a lot better already.”

Obviously it goes without saying, but the Jets without Sanchez would be disastrous.  I’m sure even Backup QB Mark Brunell would agree on that one.