49ers QB Purdy Suffers Elbow Injury In NFC Championship Game – KGET 17

Published: Jan 29, 2023 / 12:48 PM PST

Updated: Jan 29, 2023 / 12:48 PM PST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy was questionable to return to Sunday’s NFC championship game after taking a hard hit to his right elbow in the first quarter.

Purdy was drilled in the arm by Philadelphia Eagles kicker Haason Reddick on a play that was ruled a fumble. The Eagles recovered and Purdy was screened on the sideline.

Purdy was replaced by backup Josh Johnson. Johnson, who signed with the 49ers in December, has thrown two touchdown passes this season.

Purdy has made an incredible rise this season, going from the last player selected in the NFL Draft to opening the season as San Francisco’s No. 3 QB. But injuries to Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo pressed Purdy into service.

Purdy was the third rookie quarterback ever to make two NFL playoff starts, the fifth to reach the conference title game as a starter and was trying to become the first to reach the Super Bowl.


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