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Purdy Finally Has Surgery With Six-Month Timeline For Full Clearance
49ers quarterback Brock Purdy finally has had elbow surgery. NFL Network Insider Mike Garafolo reported Friday that Purdy underwent successful surgery on his elbow, citing a source informed of the situation.

It was the anticipated UCL repair with an internal brace.

As's David Bonilla noted, the quarterback is expected to require about six months to recover, which is the best-case scenario for which the 49ers were hoping.

The quarterback will have to wait about three months before he can start throwing again. He will then ramp up his workload over the following three months.

Purdy injured his throwing elbow early in the Niners' NFC Championship Game loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Jan. 29.

The initial timeline for Purdy's surgery was delayed after the swelling in his elbow didn't initially subside.'s Kevin Patra points out it's good news that doctors did not find further unexpected damage to the 23-year-old's elbow during surgery, which could have pushed the recovery timeline further.

If Purdy is indeed able to begin throwing in June, the door would be open to having him cleared near the start of the 2023 regular season.

The 262nd overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, Purdy shined down the stretch for the Niners after injuries to Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo. San Francisco won its first seven games with Purdy as the starter, including two playoff bouts.

With both Purdy and Lance coming off injuries, the Niners remain in the market to add a veteran quarterback this offseason.