Brock Purdy has been cleared to practice and is entering San Francisco 49ers training camp as the team’s starting quarterback.
Head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters Tuesday that Purdy is expected to start throwing Thursday during drills with the team’s starting offense.
“He is purified, without restriction,” Shanahan said.
Purdy underwent surgery on March 10 to repair a torn UCL in his throwing elbow suffered in San Francisco’s NFC Championship Game loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The procedure was originally projected to sideline him for six months, putting his status for the start of the season in question. His medical clearance for training camp puts him more than a month ahead of his projected recovery schedule.
The veterans reported to 49ers training camp on Tuesday and the first practice session is scheduled for Wednesday. Shanahan told reporters that Purdy will not attend the first hearing as he hasn’t thrown in three straight days since his surgery. But he is expected to practice Thursday without restrictions.