Smart: Eason won’t play vs. Notre Dame, not sure of return date

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
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

Credit: ccompton@ajc.com

Credit: ccompton@ajc.com

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 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.

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.

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.