Brock Purdy on the sidelines for six months

Brock Purdy on the sidelines for six months


San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy will be out of action for six months with an injury to the elbow of his throwing arm.  

This is what the ESPN network learned on Monday. It looks like the pivot will have to go under the knife to undergo Tommy John type surgery. The 23-year-old, however, would like to get a second medical opinion before resigning himself to having surgery.

Purdy was hurt on Sunday in the first quarter of the National Conference final against the Eagles in Philadelphia. He was then forced back into the fray in the second half after his substitute was injured.

The Arizona native is one of the NFL's greatest stories in 2022. Whoever was the very last pick in the last draft was sent into the fray in Week 13 of business, after Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance fell in action. He then went on to win eight straight games, until the Eagles ended his fairy tale.

Purdy completed 67.1% of the passes he attempted for gains of 1374 yards and 13 touchdowns in the regular season.