Brock Purdy To Have MRI on Injured Elbow on Monday
San Francisco’s Brock Purdy told reporters that after his injury he could not throw the ball more than five or 10 yards in Sunday’s NFC Championship game against Philadelphia.
Purdy participated in post-game interviews after the 49ers’ season ended with a 31-7 loss to the Eagles, who will advance to the Super Bowl, led by former Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts.
Purdy, the former Iowa State quarterback who led the 49ers on a run to the conference title game after taking over the job in December, had to leave the game after the first possession after suffering what the 49ers called an elbow injury.
While Purdy returned in the third quarter after his backup, Josh Johnson suffered an injury, it was clear Purdy wasn’t capable of throwing anything more than screen passes.
He confirmed as much to reporters after the game.
The 49ers have not disclosed any more about Purdy’s injury.
Purdy ended up going 4-for-4 for 23 yards in the game but spent most of his time in the third and fourh quarters handing off to running back Christian McCaffrey. He happened to be the 49ers’ emergency quarterback.
It appears Purdy only returned to the game due to the injury suffered by his backup, Josh Johnson, whose head hit the turf after a third-quarter hit and he left the fame.
Johnson was 7-for-13 for 74 yards.
At least one 49ers teammate, Fred Warner, showed Purdy respect after the game.
Purdy, who was the final pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, was named a finalist for the Associated Press’ NFC Offensive Player of the Year earlier this week. Purdy joined Seattle running back Kenneth Walker III and New York Jets wide receiver Garrett Wilson as finalists.
Since Week 13, Purdy has completed 68.3 percent of his passes for 1,308 yards, 13 touchdowns, and just three interceptions, while adding three scores on the ground. All of that, combined with a great team around him, has led Purdy to a record 7-0 career as a starting rookie quarterback in the NFL.
Purdy finished his Iowa State career owning or sharing 32 school records. He was the winningest quarterback in school history with a 30-17 record. He was 24-11 vs. Big 12 teams and had a 16-1 record as ISU’s starting QB vs. Big 12 opponents in Jack Trice Stadium. He started 46 straight games to end career.
He owns virtually all career school passing records, including passing yards (12,170), total offense (13,347), touchdown passes (81), touchdowns responsible (100), completions (993), passing efficiency (151.1) and completion pct. (67.7).
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