Brock Purdy's Elbow Surgery Plans Hits Concerning Snag

Tyler Maher
The San Francisco 49ers have received a concerning update on Brock Purdy's elbow injury.
The San Francisco 49ers have received a concerning update on Brock Purdy's elbow injury. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Now that the NFL season is over, the San Francisco 49ers would like Brock Purdy to have surgery as soon as possible for the torn UCL in his right elbow that briefly knocked him out of the NFC Championship Game.

Unfortunately for both Purdy and the 49ers, it looks like he'll need to wait a bit longer to have the procedure based on a recent update.

Brock Purdy Injury Update

According to NFL insider Tom Pelissero, Purdy visited Dr. Keith Meister on Tuesday. Meister advised Purdy to postpone the operation for a while due to continued inflammation in Purdy's elbow, which he originally injured on Jan. 29 after taking a hit during San Francisco's season-ending 31-7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

While the delay is not ideal, the hope is that Purdy can still have the operation sooner rather than later. The 23-year-old quarterback will meet with Meister again in early March to see if re-assess, at which point Purdy may be cleared for surgery if the inflammation has gone down.

Thankfully, there's still plenty of time for Purdy to have the procedure and rehab in time for the start of the 2023 season in September. The 49ers are counting on him to pick up where he left off after going 7-1 as a rookie starter last season and leading them to the NFC title game after Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo both went down with season-ending injuries.

While Purdy was unable to avoid the injury bug himself, hopefully he can take care of it soon and begin the road to recovery.

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