SANTA CLARA, Calif. – San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy returned to passing this week after undergoing elbow surgery.
« It’s very encouraging, » Niners general manager John Lynch told SiriusXM’s NFL Radio on Wednesday. He is precise and it is not surprising, because he works very hard. Hopefully he will recover in time for training camp. »
Purdy took part in a passing session this week. This is part of rehabilitation after surgery on his right elbow, which he underwent on March 10.
49ers coach Kyle Shanahan is optimistic Purdy can start the season Sept. 10 in Pittsburgh.
Purdy was injured in the NFC Championship game earlier this year. He tore a ligament on the first climb of his team in a 31-7 loss in Philadelphia on January 29.
He had to wait more than a month before having surgery, due to swelling in his elbow.
Drafted last in 2022, Purdy emerged victorious in his first seven starts, before losing to the Eagles.
He had 1,374 passing yards last season, with 13 touchdown passes and four interceptions.