49ers QB Brock Purdy Leaves the NFC Championship with Injury

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49ers Quarterback Brock Purdy Leaves the NFC Championship with Injury (UPDATE: He’s Back)


San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy has exited the NFC Championship with an injury. Purdy was hit on the right arm by Eagles linebacker Haason Reddick midway through the first quarter in Philadelphia.

Purdy was seen on the San Francisco sideline working with the trainers focused on his right elbow. Purdy was seen telling 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan that he couldn’t go back in, prompting Shanahan to insert backup Josh Johnson.

One of the big questions leading up to this game was whether or not the 49ers could protect Purdy against the Eagles prolific pass rush. So far, not good. San Francisco is now without their starting quarterback.

San Francisco listed Purdy as questionable to return.

Johnson appeared in just two games this season (Week 14, Week 18) and has played for 14 different NFL teams in his career.

UPDATE: After taking a hard hit, Josh Johnson has left the game on the 49ers’ opening drive of the second half. Brock Purdy came into the game and handed the ball off. Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers are running out of lives here in this NFC title game. And, get this, according to the broadcast Christian McCaffrey is the emergency QB for the 49ers!

Author: Patrick K. Flowers

Patrick is the Lead NFL Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @PatrickKFlowers.