Report: Pennington to have shoulder surgery

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported on Sunday that Jets quarterback Chad Pennington will have surgery for a torn rotator cuff in the coming weeks.<p>

According to a team source, this information didn't come from the Jets organization.

Most likely Mortensen, who has a very good relationship with Pennington's representative Tom Condon, got this information from the agent.

If Pennington does have surgery, he could take about six months to be able to return to action. According to one doctor, it could take up to a year for Pennington to be truly 100 percent.

"Recovery of comfort and function after cuff surgery continues for a year after surgery," said Dr. Frederick A. Matsen III, M.D. of Washington University in St. Louis.

But this is only if Pennington has full blown rotator cuff surgery. If he just needs a scope for a partial tear, he will be able to return to action sooner.

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