FLORHAM PARK, N.J.—Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez says his surgically repaired left knee has improved so much that he'd be able to play in a game now if he needed to.
Sanchez had the patella-stabilizing ligament in the knee repaired in February, and participated in 11-on-11 team drills for the first time this week since the surgery. He said Thursday that the knee feels "great" and he looked mobile and unimpeded at practice.
Doctors told Sanchez that his rehabilitation progressed ahead of schedule. He said he should be a full participant during the team's minicamp, which starts Monday.
Until this week, he had been limited to only individual and passing drills since workouts began several weeks ago.