San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy injured his elbow during the NFC Championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles, and had to wrestle after backup Josh Johnson was injured with a concussion.

After initial testing, the 49ers believed Purdy suffered a UCL injury, though they are unsure of the severity of the injury, ESPN reported.

The Niners hope the UCL, which is common in baseball with Tommy John surgery required to repair, doesn’t rupture. If that’s the case, Purdy needs just six weeks to recover and will be able to continue his offseason training before training camp.

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Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Haason Reddick, right, causes a fumble by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy during the first half of the NFL Championship NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, January 29, 2023, in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Haason Reddick, right, causes a fumble by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy during the first half of the NFL Championship NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, January 29, 2023, in Philadelphia.
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If it worsens and surgery is needed, Purdy’s availability at the start of training camp would be in question.

San Francisco will find out the severity of the injury after further testing on Monday.

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Purdy’s injury occurred as he was looking to make a pass downfield when Eagles running back Haason Reddick, who is having a strong postseason thus far, hit him before his arm advanced, causing a fumble and changing the field in favor of the local. team.

Purdy’s arm was clearly affected when Reddick’s hand hit it before the pitch.

Johnson came on for Purdy, but was ruled out after sustaining a concussion from another Eagles run that forced a hit.

January 29, 2023;  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States;  San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (13) throws a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter of the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field.

January 29, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (13) throws a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter of the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field.
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Head coach Kyle Shanahan had no choice but to get Purdy back in the game, but he was unable to throw the football more than five yards. The offense, then, was one-dimensional and the Eagles feasted on their running plays, no matter how hard Shanahan tried to get to them.

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Ultimately, a disappointing 31–7 loss for the Niners ended their season and snapped a winning streak that lasted before Purdy took over as the team’s starter following Jimmy Garoppolo’s season-ending injury.

It was a fantastic rookie performance for Purdy — he’s one of the final contenders for the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year award — but that’s not how he envisioned his season ending.

Brock Purdy #13 of the San Francisco 49ers warms up before the NFC Championship NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on January 29, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Brock Purdy #13 of the San Francisco 49ers warms up before the NFC Championship NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on January 29, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Now he hopes his sophomore campaign doesn’t start too late, as he has a legitimate shot at starting next year’s Week 1 after what he showed the 49ers this season.