The San Francisco 49ers will have starting quarterback Brock Purdy under center for their second prime-time meeting with the Seattle Seahawks. The rookie quarterback was listed as questionable ahead of this ‘Thursday Night Football game after being limited all week with oblique and rib injuries sustained in the team’s Week 14 game against the Buccaneers. Tampa Bay. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said earlier this week that no final decision would be made on Purdy’s availability until game day, and in just four days the 49ers QB1 is ready to return to action.
Purdy will make his first road start at Lumen Field, which has been repeatedly identified this week by Shanahan and veteran players as one of the most intimidating arenas in the NFL.
“It’s probably the most hostile environment you can possibly play in,” Purdy said. “Either here or Arrowhead, so I’m excited about that. All of these guys have played here a bunch of times, so it’s just a matter of hearing, what’s good and what’s not in terms of communication and operation. So we’ll be ready to roll for that.”
Purdy is coming off an impressive Week 14 in which the rookie quarterback completed 16 of 21 passes for 185 yards, two touchdowns, and added his own rushing touchdown against Tampa Bay. With the win last weekend, Purdy became the first quarterback to make his first career start against Tom Brady and pick up a win.
Additionally, defensive lineman Kerry Hyder Jr. and cornerback Ambry Thomas, who were both listed as questionable in the team’s final injury report of the week, will also be active for Thursday night’s game…
Six other players were ruled out Wednesday, including quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (foot), defensive back Tarvarius Moore (knee), wide receiver Deebo Samuel (knee, ankle), Kevin Givens (knee), and cornerback Samuel Womack III (concussion).
Defensive lineman Hassan Ridgeway (chest) was placed on injured reserve Thursday afternoon. The team also moved defensive lineman Akeem Spence to the active roster and activated cornerback Janoris Jenkins and wide receiver Willie Snead IV.
Here’s a look at Thursday’s inactive for the 49ers-Seahawks game:
Source: San Francisco 49ers