After a phenomenal season with the San Francisco 49ers, Brock Purdy got injured in the all-important NFC Championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles. It was just the first quarter of the game when Purdy tried to throw the ball and got blocked from doing so.
In the process, his arm got bent backward, resulting in a Torn UCL.
49ers quarterback Brock Purdy has been taken out of the game after getting injured on this fumble.
Josh Johnson is in at QB.
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) January 29, 2023
Even though, in critical conditions like these, players usually get the surgery done immediately. However, Brcok was asked by his doctors to wait for the inflammation in his elbow to subside. Now that the wait was over, Purdy had to decide which surgery he wanted to get.
He had two options: the old-school “Tommy John” surgery, which takes about a year and a half to recover, or the new and improved “surgical UCL repair augmented with an Internal Brace,” which takes just six months to recover.
Listening to his team, Mr. Irrelevant went with the quicker option, and it seems like Brock Purdy is optimistic about his decisions. On Thursday, while talking on the podcast show KNBR 680’s “Papa & Lund,” Brock expressed his thoughts regarding the surgery.
What did Brock Purdy say about his surgery?
Regarding his doctor, Purdy was quite confident. His doctor’s name is Keith Meister, and according to the rookie quarterback, the surgeon does about 200 surgeries a year! With such a number, anyone would trust the doctor.
On the other hand, Mr. Irrelevant might need an audible during surgery. The surgeon will make this decision if he sees other issues on Purdy’s arm. Regarding his doctor taking the decision, the quarterback said,
“Yeah, that’s Dr. Meister’s call. He’s done this year after year with the best of the best with MLB pitchers. So, he’s definitely seen this kind of thing happen, and he’s going to make the best call, and not just for the heck of it. It’s obviously the best call for my career moving forward. And he knows what’s best, and he’s going to make the best decision for us, so it’ll be good.”
With that being said, Brock is also optimistic about returning to “[training] camp” after “three months” once he is done with the procedure. However, returning onto the field, players will target Purdy’s arm, knowing it is his weak spot.
Will immediately returning to the field be the right decision for Brock Purdy? What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments.