49ers’ Brock Purdy remains on track to be ready for 2023 season after elbow surgery, per report

It appears San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy has reached another step in his recovery after elbow surgery. Per NFL.com, Purdy is headed to Jacksonville, Florida this week to throw with quarterbacks coach Will Hewlett and orthopedic specialist Tom Gormely. Purdy remains on track to be ready for the 2023 season, according to Tom Pelissero.   

Purdy had his first throwing session in the last week of May. Mr. Irrelevant underwent surgery in March to repair his UCL with an internal brace after injuring his elbow during the NFC Championship game and had not thrown since the procedure. Earlier this month, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said Purdy is ahead of schedule following the surgery.

When asked about whether Purdy might participate in parts of training camp before getting fully cleared, Shanahan said “we’re taking it very slowly.”

“It’s not like you just jump out and push stuff. You’re only supposed to throw on this date, at this percentage, this many yards. And you do a certain [amount] a couple of days later. And if you stay on track, it should heal the right way. And right now, everything is right on track.

“So we don’t go any — I don’t ask three weeks ahead. You just keep trying to stay on that trajectory.”

After Purdy’s first throwing session in late May, general manager John Lynch gave an update on the session, saying they are happy with how it went and see it as a positive for things to come. Lynch said the progress is a testament to Purdy’s work ethic. 

“He’s just had one session thus far, but we’re incredibly encouraged by that,” Lynch said (via NFL.com). “He’s hitting all his markers and it doesn’t surprise us, because he’s putting in the work.”

“As for best-case scenario, we’re just gonna kinda take it as it comes,” Lynch added. “The hope is he’s ready for training camp. The hope is he’s ready for the regular season.”


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