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No shoulder surgery for Mark Sanchez

Updated: February 4, 2011, 11:56 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

GRAPEVINE, Texas -- Mark Sanchez ended several weeks of speculation about his injured throwing shoulder, delivering a final verdict Thursday night -- no surgery.

The New York Jets quarterback, who underwent an MRI exam the day after the AFC Championship Game, said he received the news this week from Jets doctor Ken Montgomery, who consulted with shoulder specialists.

Sanchez said he was "absolutely" relieved to hear the news; the last thing he wanted was another offseason of rehabilitation. ...

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