BREAKING NEWS: Jacob Eason has left sprained knee but will be back this season
After what every Georgia fan hoped to be a breakout year for sophomore QB Jacob Eason, an injury caused his season opener to come to an early finale in just his 3rd drive of the 2017 season. In the 1st quarter of Saturday’s game against App State, Eason suffered a late hit out of bounds after the pocket collapsed and he was forced to tuck the ball and run.
Eason was pushed after running out of bounds and fell awkwardly on his knee, which caused him to come up limping and was ultimately taken out of the game where he didn’t return. This injury allowed true freshman, Jake Fromm, to get his 1st college action and he didn’t disappoint.
In a noon press conference by Coach Kirby Smart on Labor Day Monday, Smart offered his take on Jacob’s injury and officially announced that Jacob will not need surgery for a sprained left knee ligament but won’t be available for the Notre Dame game. Coach Smart did seem optimistic that Jacob would definitely be back this season. After being asked, Coach Smart once again reiterated that Jacob is week to week and that he doesn’t know exactly when Jacob will return to the field.
Moving forward, Jake Fromm will take the reigns and hope to continue his great play against his next opponent, Notre Dame, at 7:30pm on Saturday the 9th.
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