September 2, 2017 Athens: Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason is injured and leaves the game during the first quarter against Appalachian State in a NCAA college football game on Saturday, September 2, 2017, in Athens. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
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Smart: Eason won’t play vs. Notre Dame, not sure of return date

Jacob Eason will not play this week at Notre Dame after being diagnosed with a sprained knee ligament, Georgia head coach Kirby Smart said on Monday.

“We expect a full recovery this season,” Smart said, saying he wasn’t sure the length of time he’ll be out. “It’ll be week to week.”

Eason’s week to week, which means UGA could have a problem

Eason was injured on the second play of Georgia’s third drive, on a late hit after scrambling out of bounds. The sophomore quarterback finished the game 1-for-3, the lone completion for four yards.

When Fromm entered, Georgia went on to take a 31-0 lead, with Fromm going 10-for-15 for 143 yards and one touchdown pass.

Fromm gets chance, but assumptions about UGA’s QBs premature

A five-star prospect a year ago, Eason started all but one game last year for Georgia, finishing the year with 2,430 passing yards, 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions, but only a 55.1 completion percentage.

Fromm, who was a four-star prospect on the 247Sports Composite, enrolled this January out of Houston County High School in Warner Robins. He immediately drew raves for his leadership skills and quick ability to pick up the offense.

Fromm, Eason and the Notre Dame moment that awaits UGA

The only other scholarship quarterback on Georgia’s roster is senior Brice Ramsey, who entered in the fourth quarter last Saturday and threw two interceptions. Ramsey has appeared in 20 games at quarterback over the past three seasons, though with no starts.

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