Report: 49ers' Purdy plans to have surgery to repair torn UCL
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy plans to undergo elbow surgery on Feb. 22 to repair his torn UCL, sources told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
The procedure will allow Purdy to return for training camp in late July, Rapoport added. The rookie signal-caller - who suffered the injury in the NFC title game - reportedly sought a second medical opinion to avoid Tommy John surgery, which requires a significantly longer recovery time.
The final pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, Purdy established himself as a household name after taking over as San Franciso's starter following injuries to Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo.
With Garoppolo expected to leave as a free agent, the 49ers are planning to roll with Purdy and Lance as their top two quarterbacks in 2023.
Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan said last week that he's heard Purdy will be "the same dude and ready to go" after six months.
Meanwhile, Lance should be cleared for organized team activities in May after needing two ankle surgeries.
Shanahan wouldn't say if San Francisco will hold a battle between Purdy and Lance, who entered the 2022 campaign as the club's starter.
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