49ers QB Brock Purdy (elbow) expected to be available in September

GM John Lynch and the 49ers understand the need to focus on Brock Purdy's long-term health, even though the six-month recovery timeframe currently sits at the second week of September. Week 1 of the 2023 NFL season kicks off on Sept. 7.

Typically, the six-month recovery from a UCL repair is broken up into two time periods. The first three months is spent simply recovering from the procedure while minimizing swelling and inflammation. In the final three months, Purdy should be able to start throwing the football, with full recovery expected at the end of six months.

Fantasy Impact: 

Trey Lance is currently going off the board as the QB13 at Underdog, though it's not clear that he's the starter if Brock Purdy is healthy.

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