San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brooke Purdy He suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Monday.
The source told Schefter that Purdy is seeking medical second opinions on whether he needs surgery, which the 49ers have recommended.
The source told Schefter that the injury is expected to sideline Purdy for six months regardless of his decision about the surgery.
The Niners Purdy lost their sixth offense in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game 31-7 to the Philadelphia Eagles. Having originally been considered a dubious return, he has no choice but to re-enter the third quarter when he replaces – caller with the fourth string signal Josh Johnson He was ruled out with a concussion.
Purdy struggled with the injury with 7:03 left in the opening quarter. Facing second and sixth at fifty, Purdy dropped back to throw, looking for a wide Brandon Ayuk down the left side. With a clean pocket and time to throw, the Niners thought it was poised to make a big play. Eagles pass cavalier Hasson Riddick Those plans were ruined, and the Niners passed out at the tight end Tyler Croft He struck Purdy while trying to throw, which knocked the ball loose.
On the return, Purdy threw a short screen pass to the running back Christian McCaffrey For a gain of 3. He only attempted one more pass, a short dump to Kittle for a gain of 1. Purdy finished 4-of-4 for 23 yards and averaged 1.5 yard yards per attempt. This is the lowest average by a starting quarterback in a playoff game since the stats were first tracked in 2006 and the second lowest by a quarterback this season.
ESPN’s Nick Wagner contributed to this report.