The San Francisco 49ers could be without their starting quarterback for their Week 8 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals as head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters Wednesday that Brock Purdy had entered into the league’s concussion protocol, via ESPN.
Purdy started having concussion-like symptoms on the plane ride home following San Francisco’s 22-17 Monday night loss to the Minnesota Vikings. In the loss, Purdy completed 21 of 30 passes for 272 yards, one touchdown and two fourth-quarter interceptions.
The 49ers have now dropped two straight games after winning 15 consecutive regular-season contests. Purdy threw nine touchdowns and zero interceptions in the first five games of the season, but just two touchdowns compared to three interceptions over the last two games.