Jets QB Sanchez will wear brace on surgically repaired knee all the time

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New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez will wear a protective brace on his surgically repaired left knee "probably forever" to guard against future injuries.

Sanchez, who first sported the bulky brace at practice Monday, said Tuesday that he will wear it during all future games and practices. The second-year quarterback says coach Rex Ryan told him to wear it after a scare in Saturday's preseason game at Carolina when a Panthers player almost rolled into his knee.

Sanchez had the patella-stabilizing ligament in his left knee repaired in February and had been wearing a sleeve over it during camp. He has worn a brace in most games since dislocating his knee cap before his junior season at Southern California.