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Brock Purdy ‘Not Really Sure’ If He Will Play in 2023: Report

49ers quarterback Brock Purdy is working to get back on the field after suffering a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his right elbow against the Philadelphia Eagles on January 29th.

While San Francisco remains optimistic about getting their second-year quarterback back on the field sooner rather than later, Purdy has some work to do.

After successful surgery to repair the torn ligament on March 10, Purdy would be due to return from the injury sometime in September. Purdy is scheduled to resume throwing in June and progressively increase his workload from there, which will give his team a better indication of where he’s at.


Purdy plans to report to the 49ers for offseason workouts on Monday and take part in the voluntary program after having his brace removed.

As far as his timeline for a return though, Purdy isn’t so sure. In a recent interview with Yahoo! Sports, Purdy said that he’s “not really sure, honestly” whether he’ll play in 2023 as he takes it “one day at a time.”

After his impressive debut season, Purdy has proven that he is capable of being a starting-caliber quarterback in the NFL, and if he can make a full recovery, he will certainly get paid as such. However, his focus needs to remain on just that: making a full recovery.

If Purdy rushes back, he could cost himself millions, not to mention long-term issues with his right arm. Missing the 2023 season might seem like a high price to pay, but if allows him to fully heal and get back to playing the kind of ball we saw from him last season, it will be worth the wait.

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