Brock Purdy

New Surgery Date for 49ers QB Brock Purdy

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy has a new surgery date scheduled for his torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL). According to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Mike Silver, the surgery is set for Wednesday, March 8, barring any further setbacks. Originally, the surgery was supposed to occur on February 22, but it was postponed due to inflammation in Purdy’s elbow. General manager John Lynch previously outlined the timeline for the surgery at the NFL combine.

Purdy’s surgery is critical for both his short and long-term health, as he begins the recovery process for his second year as quarterback. San Francisco’s undefeated streak was disrupted when Purdy suffered his elbow injury during the NFC championship game.

Beyond Purdy’s well-being, the surgery provides the 49ers with important information. Following the operation, the team will know if Purdy underwent a repair or a reconstruction of the elbow ligament, which will ultimately determine his timeline for return. This information will impact how the 49ers handle quarterback maneuvers in free agency AND is critical information for his 2023 fantasy football possibilities.

If Purdy undergoes a repair, his return to play timeline is approximately six months, potentially allowing him to return for the regular season opener in mid-September, assuming the surgery goes ahead in early March. However, if it is a reconstruction, his timeline stretches to nine-to-twelve months, potentially putting his entire 2023 season in jeopardy. The specific surgery required will be determined by the doctors once they physically examine the damaged ligament.

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