It’s been mum on the Brock Purdy front.
The last update on the 49ers rookie quarterback was that he was getting second opinion(s) on how to handle the recovery from his torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL).
A surgery date has now been finalized.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Purdy will have surgery in late February in Dallas by Dr. Keith Meister. He’ll meet with Meister on the 21st and have surgery the following day.
The timeline discussed by the 49ers was six months, with Purdy getting an internal brace in his elbow. It’s the same surgery that former 49ers quarterback Nick Mullen underwent, with a return to throwing in three months and a full return to action in six months.
Rapoport confirmed that is the expected timeline, which, if it holds, could have Purdy back for the start of training camp. Training camp dates aren’t released until the summer, but last year began on July 27.
Kyle Shanahan said Jimmy Garoppolo, currently a free agent, won’t be back, and that the 49ers won’t pursue any high-priced options. While the 49ers will add a quarterback or likely two for training camp, the team is sticking with Purdy and Trey Lance.