Kyle Shanahan: Brock Purdy needs MRI to determine severity of elbow injury
In the immediate aftermath of the game, the 49ers aren’t sure about just how bad Brock Purdy‘s elbow injury is.
Head coach Kyle Shanahan said Purdy needs an MRI and would not have gone back into the game if he didn’t have to because he effectively could not throw.
Shanahan added that the quarterback wasn’t lobbying much to go back in.
“He went and kept throwing and realized he couldn’t. So there was no real discussion after that,” Shanahan said. “He couldn’t throw. And then when he came in, we had to decide what he could throw. And there weren’t too many options at that.”
Purdy threw only four passes in the game — two before the injury and two in the second half after he had to go back in when Josh Johnson suffered a concussion. The two passes in the second half were little lobs close to the line of scrimmage, as Purdy obviously was struggling to throw.
His final line was 4-of-4 passing for 23 yards.
Kyle Shanahan: Brock Purdy needs MRI to determine severity of elbow injury originally appeared on Pro Football Talk