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Brock Purdy weighs options on his elbow, hopes to make decision soon

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49ers quarterback Brock Purdy is awaiting a second opinion on his injured right elbow to make a decision on how to proceed. Purdy tore his ulnar collateral ligament in the sixth game of Sunday’s game when Eagles passing thrower Haason Reddick pinned Purdy’s arm while Purdy was in his throwing motion.

“I still have some options to weigh and will make a final decision soon,” Purdy said Tuesday, via video by Cam Inman from the San Jose Mercury News.

49ers team doctors recommend surgery.

Purdy’s rehab is expected to last six months.

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Brock Purdy

“I heard several things,” Purdy said. “I think in this scenario it would be six months ready to go. I think in this scenario they said after three months you can start throwing and get into a throwing program and get into a routine. I think six months would be like when you’re allowed to go train and be a part of everything. It’s a scenario, but I certainly have other options too. So I will definitely go through these MRI scans and make a decision, hopefully soon.

Purdy expects to be ready for the 2023 season.

“I will be ready at camp and honestly what matters most to me is being able to play for the season,” he said.

But with no guarantees on Purdy’s availability, the 49ers have decisions to make in that position. They played four quarterbacks that season and finished the NFC Championship Game without a healthy one as Purdy couldn’t throw but had to return after Josh Johnson’s concussion.

Trey Lance, who broke his ankle in the second game of the season, is about to be cleared to return. Jimmy Garoppolo is slated for free agency.

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