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Georgia’s Fromm breaks bone in non-throwing hand

The Sports Xchange

July 04, 2018 at 9:47 pm.

Georgia starting quarterback Jake Fromm broke a bone in his non-throwing hand earlier this week, multiple media outlets reported.

Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart confirmed the injury to the Athens Banner-Herald on Wednesday but didn’t view it as much of a setback.

“Small fracture in non-throwing hand,” Smart told newspaper, “already throwing with it — won’t miss any summer workouts — insignificant.”

Fromm, who led the Bulldogs to the national championship game last season, was hurt in a wakeboarding mishap in Georgia. His hand was placed in a split and will not require a cast, Rivals.com reported, citing a source.

An injury to quarterback Jacob Eason early in the 2017 season opener thrust Fromm into the starting job and he responded by leading Georgia to a 13-2 record, capped by the 26-23 loss in the national title game.

Fromm made 14 starts, passing for 2,615 yards and 24 touchdowns and seven interceptions in his freshman season.

Georgia opens the season on Sept. 1 vs. Austin Peay.