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One of the biggest storylines this offseason was the health of San Francisco 49ers star quarterback Brock Purdy after he suffered a brutal shoulder injury in the NFC Championship Game loss against the Philadelphia Eagles back in January. But it’s looking more and more like he could be ready to start for the team to open the season.

Following the Niners’ first joint practice against the Las Vegas Raiders this week, Brock Purdy gave a very promising update on his injury recovery.

“Yeah, my arm feels great,” Purdy said according to David Bonilla of 49ers Webzone. “Just still building back-to-back days and trying to gain all the strength that I can back from, obviously, just the rehab process of things. And I feel really confident.”

Purdy did note that he’s still working on getting back to the same velocity on his throws, but outside of that he said he feels “almost back to normal.”

“My routine really hasn’t changed,” Purdy said. “I feel like I’m back to a normal routine with my arm and stuff. Obviously, taking care of it as much as I can on an off day and whatnot, but I feel almost back to normal.”

Obviously, this is an update Niners fans were waiting to hear.

[49ers Webzone]