The San Francisco 49ers discovered themselves all the way down to their fourth quarterback of the season within the first quarter of the NFC championship sport on Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia.
Brock Purdy was hit on the suitable arm and misplaced a fumble to the Eagles on the 49ers’ first possession, however the worst information was but to return. Purdy was checked out by the 49ers’ athletic trainers on the sideline, then tried to return again within the sport however got here again out earlier than the collection started. Purdy was changed by veteran Josh Johnson.
Fox’s Erin Andrews reported it was an elbow harm.
Johnson appeared in two video games this season for the 49ers, finishing certainly one of two passes for 10 yards. Johnson, a well-traveled veteran, has appeared in regular-season video games for seven completely different NFL groups.
Purdy has been a outstanding story, a rookie seventh-round draft decide taking up the beginning job attributable to accidents to Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo and serving to the 49ers to their second straight NFC championship sport. Abruptly, the 49ers needed to play with out him towards the Eagles.