The San Francisco 49ers quarterback is confirmed to be out for six months after facing an injury in the NFC Championship Game. Rookie quarterback Brock Purdy left the game in the first quarter after taking a sack by Philadelphia Eagles, Haason Reddick.
49ers Quarterback Out
On Twitter, Tom Pelissero confirmed that Purdy suffered a complete tear of the UCL in his right elbow, the same one he throws with. This injury will require surgery and is expected to be out for six months.
The current hope is that Purdy is able to return in time for training camp, which he should be able to. The 49ers quarterback is lucky that this will not require Tommy John surgery, as that would have benched him for the year. It was also stated that Purdy will be looking for second opinions.
The 49ers quarterback did re-enter the game in the 3rd quarter when quarterback Josh Johnson was ruled out with a concussion. Purdy confirmed after the game he could not throw for more than five maybe ten yards. The team relied on handing the ball off for the remainder of the game.
This is a huge blow to the 49ers, as Purdy was playing very well for the team. The 49ers still have quarterback Trey Lance, who exited the game in week two with a broken ankle. Both 49ers quarterbacks are expected to be ready in time for training camp.
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