Suffers elbow injury in loss
Purdy (elbow) suffered an injury to his right throwing arm early in Sunday's 31-7 playoff loss to the Eagles, resulting in four completed passes for 23 yards and one fumble lost.
Purdy technically finished the contest, but only for show after backup Josh Johnson (concussion) was knocked out of the game in the second half. The 23-year-old attempted just two short pass attempts in the second half, as it was apparent that he couldn't throw the ball with his damaged elbow. Purdy will undergo tests Monday to determine the severity of the injury, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. The third-string rookie surpassed any expectations anyone had for him this season, finishing with a 7-1 record as a starter with 16 passing touchdowns to three interceptions. Purdy could be the leading candidate to start for the 49ers in 2023, assuming his upcoming MRI doesn't reveal structural damage to his elbow.
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Timeline for return TBD
Coach Kyle Shanahan acknowledged Tuesday that there is not yet a precise timeline for Purdy's return following the quarterback's March 10 procedure to repair his right elbow, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.
To split first-team reps sans Purdy
Coach Kyle Shanahan said Tuesday he expects Lance (ankle) to split first-team reps with Sam Darnold during early offseason workouts as Brock Purdy (elbow) recovers from surgery, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.comg reports.
Lead man in QB competition
GM John Lynch said Monday that Purdy (elbow) is "probably the leader in the clubhouse" to start at quarterback for the 49ers, if healthy, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
Dealt to 49ers
It was previously reported that Gonzalez was set to be released by the Panthers, but they have instead settled on a trade to the 49ers for an undisclosed return, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Gets released Thursday
The Panthers released Gonzalez on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Heads to 49ers on one-year pact
Darnold and the 49ers agreed to terms on a one-year contract Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Undergoes elbow procedure
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.