49ers QB Purdy Suffered UCL Tear Sunday, Out Approximately 6 Months

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy has reportedly suffered a torn UCL injury in Sunday's loss to the Eagles and it will sideline him for at least six months, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. 

Purdy is seeking a second medical opinion in hopes to avoid Tommy John surgery, Schefter adds. The 49ers are apparently recommending surgery, but no concrete decision has been made as of yet. 

The 23-year-old signal-caller suffered an elbow injury in Sunday's NFC Championship game after having his pass blocked and subsequently sacked by Eagles OL Haason Reddick in the first quarter. 

Without Purdy the 49ers would go to lose in a blowout fashion, 31-7. 

Purdy, who was nicknamed 'Mr. Irrelevant' for being selected last in the 2022-23 NFL draft, showed his variety of skills in the last several weeks of the NFL regular/postseason. He started behind center due to the injuries of quarterbacks Trey Lance (ankle), and Jimmy Garapolo (broken foot). He finished 5-0 in his five starts in the regular season throwing for 13 touchdowns against four interceptions, and led the 49ers to an impressive 2-1 record this postseason with three touchdowns and 0 interceptions. 

The quarterback situation in San Francisco will be interesting to keep an eye on this offseason as it is unclear who will start behind center when September arrives. 

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