New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez suffered an injury to his arm after being hit from behind by Pittsburgh Steelers CB Ike Taylor. The ball came loose and was picked up by Steelers CB William Gay. He spent some time on the bench in clear pain, being looked at by medical personnel, but then warmed up on the sidelines and returned to action.
Taylor swiped at the ball as Sanchez coiled to fire, swatting the quarterback’s throwing arm and driving him to the ground.
The fumble was reviewed by replay officials, as it wasn’t clear whether Sanchez’ arm was moving forward at the moment of contact. The ruling stood, and Pittsburgh has a 24-0 lead with 31 minutes left in the AFC Championship Game. Needless to say New York’s offense isn’t designed to work from four scores down, but if they can get a quick score here, they’ll have a chance again soon as they get the ball to start the second half.