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Report: Brock Purdy set for surgery on torn UCL

Field Level Media
09 Feb 2023, 06:40 GMT+10

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy has elected to have surgery later this month to repair his torn UCL, a procedure that allows him to be ready for training camp, NFL Network reported Wednesday.

Purdy will have the surgery Feb. 22 in Dallas, one day after meeting with Texas Rangers head team physician and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Keith Meister, per the report.

Purdy is expected to make a full recovery. Purdy was weighing this option vs. undergoing reconstructive surgery -- or Tommy John surgery -- on the UCL in his throwing arm.

Purdy, 23, suffered a complete UCL tear in his throwing elbow during the NFC Championship Game loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. He was injured on the 49ers' sixth play from scrimmage on a blow from Eagles linebacker Haason Reddick.

Purdy later had to re-enter the game after backup Josh Johnson sustained a concussion. Purdy only attempted two short passes after returning.

He later told reporters his arm felt "shocks all over from my elbow down to my wrist" and "just pain" when he threw, limiting him to nothing more than 5-yard tosses.

Purdy threw for 1,374 yards, 13 touchdowns and four interceptions in the regular season and went for 332 yards and three TDs in a wild-card win over the Seattle Seahawks. He added 214 yards passing when the Niners edged the Dallas Cowboys in the divisional round.

The 2023 quarterback room will belong to Purdy and Trey Lance, with 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan announcing last week there was no "scenario" for the return of free agent Jimmy Garoppolo next season.

--Field Level Media

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