49ers’ QB Brock Purdy out 6 months with UCL tear

San Francisco QB Brock Purdy is hoping to be ready for training camp after injuring his elbow at Philadelphia in the NFC Championship Game.

San Francisco quarterback Brock Purdy has a complete tear of the UCL in his right elbow and will be sidelined for at least six months. The Iowa State product is seeking a second opinion, but the 49ers are optimistic that he won’t need Tommy John surgery and will be ready for training camp.

Purdy was injured on San Francisco’s first possession in Sunday’s 31-7 loss at Philadelphia in the NFC Championship Game. He returned to the game in the second half after backup Josh Johnson sustained a concussion, but the rookie signal caller couldn’t throw the ball further than 5-10 yards due to the injury.

Until the loss to the Eagles, the seventh-round pick taken with the final overall selection of the 2022 NFL Draft had produced a 7-0 record in seven starts since Jimmy Garoppolo went down with an injury in a 33-17 win over Miami on Dec. 4.

In nine regular-season games, Purdy completed 67.1 percent of his passes for 1,374 yards with a 13/4 touchdown-to-interception ratio. He also had one rushing TD.

In three postseason games, Purdy connected on 65.1 percent of his throws for 569 yards and three TDs without an interception. He also had 24 rushing yards and one TD on seven attempts (3.4 yards per carry).

San Francisco finished the season with a 15-5 SU record and a 13-7 ATS mark.

Garoppolo isn’t expected back in San Francisco next season. Trey Lance will be returning for his third year after he sustained a season-ending injury in Week 3.

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