Behind the scenes of a New York Jets quarterback competition set to write its next chapter Saturday against the New York Giants rookie Geno Smith -- coming off an ankle injury -- isn't the only passer battling pain below the knees.

Jets quarterbacks coach David Lee revealed to Seth Walder of the New York Daily News this week that veteran Mark Sanchez has some ugly business going on with his toe.

"They're digging a hole in Mark Sanchez's toe big enough to pull a half dollar out of it 'cause he's got some nail that's infected. He doesn't blink he doesn't tell me" Lee said.