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Georgia’s Eason out vs. Notre Dame with knee injury

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September 04, 2017 at 3:09 pm.

Sep 2, 2017; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jacob Eason (10) falls after being injured against the Appalachian State Mountaineers during the first quarter at Sanford Stadium. Photo Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 2, 2017; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jacob Eason (10) falls after being injured against the Appalachian State Mountaineers during the first quarter at Sanford Stadium. Photo Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia coach Kirby Smart confirmed Monday that quarterback Jacob Eason will miss this Saturday’s game against Notre Dame with a sprained knee ligament.

Smart said there is not a set timetable for Eason’s return. He also said the sophomore will not require surgery.

“We expect a full recovery this season,” Smart told reporters. “Jacob will be week to week from this point forward. We don’t know how long it’s going to be.”

Freshman Jake Fromm will make his first start at Notre Dame. He completed 10 of 15 passes for 143 yards and a touchdown in the season opener.

Eason was injured on the second play of Georgia’s third drive in Saturday’s season-opening 31-10 win over Appalachian State. He was injured on a late hit while scrambling out of bounds and finished the game 1 of 3 for 4 yards.

Last season, Eason started all but one game. He finished with 2,430 passing yards, 16 touchdowns and a 55.1 completion percentage.