Mark Sanchez ready for MNF action

Unconcerned about surgically repaired knee, Jets QB taking on bigger leadership role

Updated: August 14, 2010, 11:13 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

CORTLAND, N.Y. -- Linus has his blanket; Mark Sanchez has his compression sleeve.

The New York Jets' quarterback got so attached to the sleeve during his knee rehabilitation that he wears it to bed. Mind you, the surgery was six months ago. Weird?

"So it never swells," Sanchez said Saturday, adding, "I've had it on for so long since the surgery that I just kind of left it."

If it weren't for the emotional connection to the sleeve, Sanchez said he'd never think about his surgically ...

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