QB undergoes surgery to repair rotator cuff

Updated: October 7, 2005, 4:25 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Quarterback Chad Pennington underwent Thursday surgery to repair a small tear in his right rotator cuff, and the Jets announced Friday that they "remain optimistic" that he will be ready for the 2006 season.


The surgery, performed by noted Birmingham, Ala.-based orthopedist Dr. James Andrews, was an arthroscopic procedure. Andrews performed a far more invasive surgery in February to repair the torn rotator cuff.

In the Thursday procedure, Andrews repaired rotator ...

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