Report: Sanchez will have surgery on left knee

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has decided to go ahead with surgery for his left knee, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday.

Sanchez has met with at least three doctors and likely will undergo an arthroscopic procedure this month to strengthen a patella-stabilizing ligament, the paper reported.

The procedure will be performed by the Jets' doctors, led by orthopedist Ken Montgomery.

Sanchez will miss the early portion of the team's offseason program but is expected to be ready for training camp in July, the report said.

Sanchez dislocated his left knee in August 2008 while still at USC and wore a brace during his rookie season in the NFL. He aggravated the injury Nov. 29 against the Panthers.

He also sprained his right knee the following week, but that injury will only require rehabilitation during the offseason.