Josh Johnson ruled out with a concussion

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The 49ers officially won’t have quarterback Josh Johnson for the rest of the NFC Championship Game.

Johnson has been ruled out with a concussion, the team announced.

Johnson had come in to play after starter Brock Purdy suffered an elbow injury on San Francisco’s first drive of the game. But Johnson had to come out of the game after he was hit hard by Ndamukong Suh on a passing play early in the third quarter and the back of his head bounced off the turf. Johnson was removed from the game by a spotter.

Purdy has remained in the game at quarterback, despite it being pretty clear that he can’t make a downfield throw. Since he returned in the third quarter, Purdy’s only passing attempt was a short screen pass to Christian McCaffrey.

Johnson was 7-of-13 for 74 yards and had a critical fumble late in the first half that set up an Eagles touchdown.

6 responses to “Josh Johnson ruled out with a concussion

  1. Too bad, I feel like Josh Johnson succeeding in this game would have been pretty much equally as compelling as the Brock Purdy story that could have emerged.

  2. If the NFL really cracks down with this concussion protocol, backup and third string QB becomes very, very important. I think like 3/4 of the league’s starting QB’s have missed games this year with injuries

  3. nydre4 says:
    January 29, 2023 at 5:44 pm
    If that were Jalen Hurts, they would have called roughing the passer.


    We get it, your Giants lost, you’re bitter.

  4. Love all the 6ty whiner fans crying about everything. Went from tough to whiny real quick

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