Brock Purdy, quarterback for the 49ers, had his surgery postponed by a day.
Brock Purdy, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, suffered a torn UCL in the NFC Championship Game and was scheduled to have surgery on Wednesday. However, the youngster's
surgery won't happen until at least March.Latest reports indicate that the surgery has been postponed because of inflammation in Purdy's elbow. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL
Network, Purdy is still expected to make a full recovery in time for the start of the season in September, so the setback won't have a major impact on his recovery timetable.
According to Pelissero's report,"49ers QB Brock Purdy today visited Dr. Keith Meister,who recommended postponing surgery due to ongoing inflammation in Purdy's elbow."They plan to
get together again in the first week of March.Everything still points to a UCL repair getting Purdy ready for the 2023 season.It's understandable that some 49ers fans are still
worried about Brock Purdy's injury, despite the fact that there doesn't appear to be any reason for concern. After all, he is still vulnerable to the "worst case scenario," as was
previously reported. While it's highly unlikely, Purdy could be sidelined until November if the aforementioned scenario plays out. That would put him out until at least midway
through the 2023 campaign.If there is significant damage to Purdy's UCL that wasn't visible on MRI exams, [Dr. Keith] Meister may decide during surgery that he will need a more
involved procedure. Purdy has said this "hybrid" surgery would require a graft and a seven to nine month recovery time, so he could be out of action until late November if his
rehabilitation goes slowly, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle writes.By March, the 49ers and their fans will have a better idea of Brock Purdy's injury status.