San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy will be sidelined a minimum of 6 months after tearing his UCL in the NFC Championship game on Sunday … this according to several reports.
Purdy — the 49ers’ last choice (262nd general) in the 2022 NFL Draft — suffered the elbow injury as the Niners were down 7-0 in the very first quarter of the game … when he was struck by Eagles linebacker Haason Reddick while attempting to make a pass.
Reddick hit Purdy in his tossing arm … triggering the football to come out.
The play was at first ruled an insufficient pass, however the referees evaluated it and figured out Purdy fumbled the football, which was recuperated by Eagles protective lineman Linval Joseph.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter validated the severity of the injury minutes ago … stating Purdy will be out up until a minimum of July … and he’s presently getting a consultation to determine if he requires surgical treatment.
49ers QB Brock Purdy has actually suffered a torn UCL and will be sidelined for 6 months, per @AdamSchefter.
Purdy sustained the injury in Sunday’s NFC Championship game vs. the Eagles: pic.twitter.com/zuHcvOlGIY
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) January 30, 2023
The injury was ravaging for Purdy … who formally took control of under center for the Niners in Week 14 after both Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo went down with injuries previously in the season.
Brock’s backup, Josh Johnson, went into the game on Sunday — however JJ was gotten rid of after suffering a concussion, which required Kyle Shanahan to return to a hurt Purdy.
Purdy might hardly toss — he completed the game with just 4 passing efforts and 23 passing lawns, and the Eagles won 31-7, advancing to Super Bowl LVII in Arizona.
Get well, Brock!!
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