Mark Sanchez seems to be ignoring his doctor’s orders.
This week, the New York Jets quarterback sought a second opinion on his ailing shoulder and did not get the answers he was hoping for.
On Wednesday, Dr. James Andrews confirmed to ESPN Sanchez has a labral tear in his right shoulder and is "likely to have surgery" that would end his 2013 season.
While various sources make it seem like the surgery is not an option, Sanchez remains unsure.
"If I needed surgery right now, I never would have left Andrews' office. I would've stayed and got the surgery," Sanchez told ESPN.
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Sanchez will make his final decision within the coming days.
And while it makes sense for Sanchez to deal with the injury immediately, he is also afraid that next season he could be out of a job.
Last week, when the Jets expressed their enthusiasm about their new starting quarterback, rookie Geno Smith, a source close to Sanchez said he believes the “organization wants to see him placed on (injured reserve) and be done with him."
Speaking with USA Today Sports, the source said Sanchez feels the "organization has turned its back” on him “and is prepared to move on. It is ready to start fresh with Geno."