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Mark Sanchez undergoes thumb surgery, expected to miss start of Broncos OTAs


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. --When organized team activities begin May 24, quarterback Mark Sanchez will likely watch from the sideline.

Sanchez underwent minor surgery Saturday to repair a torn ligament in the thumb of his left (non-throwing) hand. Sanchez is expected to miss a few days at the start of the four-week OTA period, which stretches into mid-June.

The eight-year veteran suffered the injury while working in the weight room Thursday as part of team-wide strength-and-conditioning work.

With Sanchez sidelined, second-year veteran Trevor Siemian and rookie Paxton Lynch are expected to receive all of the work at quarterback during the first week of OTAs.

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