49ers HC Kyle Shanahan provides unclear “six to eight months” timeline for QB Brock Purdy’s return

The San Francisco 49ers have had a pretty mixed season in 2022, which started with injured first-choice quarterbacks, went through Brock Purdy show, and finally ended in his lengthy elbow injury.

After Jimmy Garoppolo’s injury, the 49ers had to go with their ‘Mr. Irrelevant’ as their starting quarterback, and Brock repaid them for every bit of time he was on the field. The fairy tale eventually ended in misery—the 49ers lost the NFC championship with the rookie injured for quite a long time.

Recently, the Niners head coach, Kyle Shanahan, indicated a possible timeline for Brock’s return from the injury.

What is the injury update on Brock Purdy?

The 23-year-old sustained an UCL injury against the Philadelphia Eagles and underwent elbow surgery in March. While on the mend, his return date couldn’t possibly be determined so early in the day as per coach Shanahan.

“He won’t be able to do anything on the field, for who knows? It could go anywhere from six months to eight months, the coach said. “So, it’s all open like that, and we’ll have a better idea… At three months out of surgery, they have a better idea of whether it’s going to be six months or eight months.”

“That’s all I know, and I’m pretty good with that. We’ll see in three months if he’ll be ready for camp; if not, then perhaps we’ll say it’s going to go slow. It might be Week 1 or, at the latest, Week 4. It’s just all estimations, and we’ll see what happens,” the 43-year-old said at the league’s annual meeting.

It appears that Purdy will be reevaluated in June, and only after that can we identify the course of recovery and the projected comeback date.

In the meantime, the previous first-choice quarterback, Trey Lance, has a chance to prove his worth; he suffered a season-ending injury in September last year. But with Purdy in her fiery form, it was quite uncertain for Lance to claim back the starter role anytime soon until now.

We at SportsZion wish Brock Purdy a healthy and quick recovery for the next season.

Shahbaj Arefin

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Shahbaj Arefin is a professional Sports Content Writer at SportsZion. He mostly covers NBA, alongside NFL and MLB. His favorite basketball player is Michael Jordan. Arefin is also a football enthusiast. He is a die-hard supporter of Argentina and Chelsea FC, frequently posting on Facebook during the their matches.


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