Back at practice Friday
McCaffrey (calf) returned to practice Friday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
After he sat out the first two sessions of the week due to a bruised right calf, McCaffrey's presence on the field and in drills Friday is a positive sign for his availability ahead of Sunday's NFC Championship Game at Philadelphia. For what it's worth, he relayed to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area on Thursday that there's "zero" chance he doesn't suit up this weekend, so now the only question appears to be if he'll have a designation for the contest. Meanwhile, fellow running back Elijah Mitchell (groin) again wasn't with his teammates Friday, which allowed practice-squad member Tevin Coleman to take reps directly behind McCaffrey. In the end, the composition of the 49ers backfield remains in flux for the time being.
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Purdy underwent surgery on his right elbow Friday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Surgery scheduled this week
Purdy (elbow) is scheduled to undergo surgery Friday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Hopes to have surgery next week
Purdy (elbow) will meet with his surgeon later this week and hopes to undergo surgery next week, according to ESPN's Nick Wagoner.
Purdy (elbow) will have his planned surgery date delayed from Feb. 22 until early March due to continued swelling, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
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Named top defensive player
Bosa was named the 2022 Defensive Player of the Year on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Specific surgery still unclear
Purdy revealed during an appearance on KNBR San Francisco on Thursday that the plan to repair the tear of the UCL in his right throwing elbow on Feb. 22 may change during the surgery.
Purdy is slated to meet with Dr. Keith Meister in Dallas on Feb. 21 before undergoing surgery to repair the complete tear of the UCL is his right throwing elbow on Feb. 22, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Injury-riddled 2022 campaign
Mitchell (groin) finished the regular season with 45 rushing attempts for 279 yards and two touchdowns across five healthy games.
No decision yet on surgery
GM John Lynch said Wednesday that Purdy continues to pursue opinions on how to proceed with the complete tear of the UCL that he sustained in his right elbow during Sunday's NFC Championship Game loss at Philadelphia, but the most likely scenario is surgery and a six-month recovery, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.