Mark Sanchez injures thumb while lifting, will miss start of OTAs

The Denver Broncos quarterback situation just got more interesting. Mark Sanchez and first-round pick Paxton Lynch were set to compete for the starting job, but a thumb injury to Sanchez could lead to Lynch getting a leg up in the competition.

NFL Network’s James Palmer reported that Sanchez tore a ligament in the thumb while lifting last week which will force him to miss the first few days of OTAs.

Mark Sanchez’s tore a ligament in his thumb on his non throwing hand while lifting last Thursday. He's expected to miss the start of OTAs

— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) May 16, 2016

This is pretty tough for Mark Sanchez, who was confident he could at least give Lynch some kind of competition heading into the 2016 season. He could still return and possibly compete for the starting job this year.

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