Friday, August 8, 2008

Sanchez Update: Dislocated knee cap

No news is good news when a key piece of your offensive puzzle goes down, but in the case of Mark Sanchez, there's a sigh of relief. After collapsing earlier in the day with an apparent knee injury, X-rays revealed no ligament or bone damage. The diagnosis is a dislocated knee cap, and the quaterback is listed as day-to-day.

Sanchez was seen on crutches and wearing a long leg brace, expressing his thoughts on the injury. Sanchez said, "Just scary, frightening. But the way they said some of these things happen, it could have been a lot worse. This is really the best-case scenario." And as coach Pete Carroll put it, "We lucked out."

The Sanchez injury re-opens the quarterback competition, as Aaron Corp and Mitch Mustain can once again vie for the starting job, though Sanchez remains hopeful in returning for the August 30th opener against Virginia. It's a tough break for a kid that patiently waited his turn behind John David Booty.

Even with Sanchez down, I feel confident in the abilities of both Corp and Mustain to run the Trojan offense. They are surrounded by an array of playmakers, which will only make it easier.

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