Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez will miss more than half of the regular season with the shoulder injury he suffered in the preseason.

The Jets have announced that Sanchez has been placed on injured reserve designated for return.

That means Sanchez can return to practice in six weeks and can return to the active roster in eight weeks. The Jets’ bye is Week 10 so the earliest Sanchez could play would be Week 11 at Buffalo on November 17.