Mark Sanchez will miss a week due to thumb surgery
Denver Broncos offseason: Quarterback Mark Sanchez will miss a week, including the start of OTAs, to recover from thumb surgery on his non-throwing hand.
The Denver Broncos have OTAs beginning in eight days, and quarterback Mark Sanchez will likely have to watch Trevor Siemian and perhaps Paxton Lynch take all the reps.
Sanchez tore a ligament in the thumb of his non-throwing hand lifting weights, according to Andrew Mason of DenverBroncos.com, and the injury is considered minor.
Despite the poor timing of the injury as far as it being right before the start of OTAs, there’s little doubt that Sanchez will open training camp as the Broncos’ starting quarterback. To this point, he’s done a great job of winning his teammates over and inspiring confidence that he can not only fill the shoes that have been left behind by Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler, but he can actually be better.
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It’s hard not to love the confidence of Sanchez and the way he approaches his job off the field as well as on it. He is fiery, a hard worker, and is already making a huge impact in the Denver community.
He just went a little crazy lifting weights, is all…
The door that is opened by this injury is probably most impactful for Trevor Siemian, who will open OTAs as the player leading the first-team offense while likely splitting some reps with Paxton Lynch. Had this been an in-season injury, it would be really interesting to see what the Broncos did in terms of pushing Lynch into a starting role or running with Siemian.