It has been a particularly rough start to the season for Sanchez, who was tested for a concussion after the season-opening win over the Dallas Cowboys and bruised his throwing arm in the Week 2 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Sanchez was hit in the face on a sack by Oakland's Kamerion Wimbley in the third quarter Sunday. Sanchez finished the game by wearing a visor, which he will do for the next few weeks, including next Sunday's game.
Sanchez popped into the locker room briefly Monday and didn't speak with reporters; his weekly press conference is on Wednesdays. But he didn't have a bandage on his nose or visible signs that there was any issue with it.
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