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Kyle Shanahan says QB Brock Purdy expected to start throwing next week

5/24/2023 1:23:34 PM
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Brock Purdy's ongoing recovery from elbow surgery has its next step in sight, Michael Baca of reports.

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters on Tuesday that Purdy is expected to start throwing next week.

Shanahan added that while there's no set timeline on Purdy's on-field return, the team doesn't "have any reason to think otherwise" that the QB will be able to get himself ready for Week 1.

Purdy on Tuesday shared that same optimism, but the second-year QB didn't want to look too far ahead.

"I feel good, my arm is feeling good," Purdy said. "To say I'll be ready at this time or this time, we are not trying to label any kind of timeline. But for sure it's a goal to be ready by the season and if that's the case then great, but like I said we are taking it one day at a time. We don't want to say anything that we regret down the road or whatever."

Purdy was initially given a 6-8 month recovery timeline after undergoing elbow surgery on his throwing arm in early March. That forecast included Purdy being able to throw three months after surgery, which lines up with next week.

While the Niners brass has already given Purdy assurance that the starting job is his to lose, the 23-year-old is only focused on his recovery, which should get a clearer timetable next week.

"For me, I just try to focus on where I am at right now. For me, it's to get my arm healthy," Purdy said. "To say all these things and say you want to be this kind of guy or that kind of guy. I think in a sense it's foolish for myself to think like that. For me, I come into work every day, trying to get my arm right. I'm trying to be around the guys and do what it takes to win.

"We want to win a Super Bowl here. It's just simple as that. For me, I just do my job and everything else will fall into place."

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