Brock Purdy to Begin Throwing Next Week
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy has been working to get back on the field after suffering a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his right elbow against the Philadelphia Eagles back on January 29th.
With surgery to repair the ligament being a relatively extensive process, the 49ers haven’t had many updates on Purdy’s return. After undergoing surgery back on March 10th, Purdy is officially set to take the next step in his recovery process by resuming throwing as early as next week.
With the first positive update to Purdy’s heath in the books, San Francisco will have an opportunity to evaluate the quarterback position up close as all three quarterbacks on the roster, prior to the signing of Sam Darnold, would be starting the season off on the injured list.
The update from HC Kyle Shanahan came at a great time for fans as less than one month earlier, Brock Purdy told Yahoo! Sports that he was, “not really sure, honestly” whether he’ll play in 2023 as he takes it “one day at a time.”
Brock Purdy exploded onto the NFL scene in his rookie season, and has earned enough of a reputation at the professional level to become a starting quarterback once heathy. Purdy’s injury isn’t something that is an easy recovery process as it requires surgery, months of physical therapy, and a strong willpower to get back into playing shape.
If Purdy can experience a full-recovery this offseason, and eventually get back to his 2022 form in San Francisco, the ceiling is high for the former Iowa State Cyclone and his chances of becoming the face of the 49ers franchise.