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Purdy Suffered Complete Tear Of UCL; Faces Surgery, Six Month Recovery
The injury suffered by 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy during the NFC Championship Game was a serious one.

Purdy suffered a complete tear of ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and will likely be sidelined for about six months, according to multiple reports.

Purdy suffered the elbow injury in the first quarter of Sunday's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Purdy is getting second opinions, but the initial hope is he can undergo a repair -- not reconstruction procedure (aka Tommy John surgery). Should Purdy avoid Tommy John, the standard recovery timeline would be the aforementioned six months and it would give him a chance to be ready for training camp.

As points 0out, that timeline would have Purdy back before the start of the 2023 preseason, but it will definitely affect the 49ers’ quarterback plans.

After the way he played during the regular season, Purdy appeared poised to start for the 49ers next season. Now he’ll be out of the offseason program, which may open the door to Trey Lance — or to the 49ers acquiring another quarterback.

The last pick in the 2022 NFL draft, Purdy had an outstanding rookie season after both Lance and backup Jimmy Garoppolo were lost to injuries. On the basis of his rookie year he appears to have a bright future, but he now has a long rehab ahead of him.