EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - New York Jets rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez left the game for four plays against the Carolina Panthers with an apparent left leg injury.
With the Jets leading 14-3 Sunday, Sanchez scrambled to the right sideline on first-and-10 from New York's 46 when he was tackled out of bounds by Richard Marshall after an 8-yard gain.
But he returned for the next series.
Sanchez had stayed down for a few moments as the trainers checked out his left knee. He was helped to the sideline and put very little weight on the leg. He sat on a table on the sideline, where he flexed his leg and then put a brace on. He was replaced by Kellen Clemens for the four plays.