The Georgia Bulldogs received some unfortunate news this weekend, as quarterback Jacob Eason has been ruled out of the team’s upcoming game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Eason has been diagnosed with a sprained ligament in his left knee, but he will not need to have surgery, according to head coach Kirby Smart. There’s not set timetable for his return.

As it usually is with a sport with designed violence in it, the “true” opening week of the college football season saw plenty of talented players go down with injury. Most notable was Florida State losing starting QB Deondre Francois for the rest of the season, after the electric sophomore went down with an injury on Saturday against Alabama.

Georgia did manage to win its season-opener against Appalachian State on Saturday. There’s the silver lining in this otherwise gloomy cloud.

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Eason was hit out of bounds by an Appalachian State defender in the first quarter of Saturday’s season-opener in Athens. The play did result in a penalty called on the Mountaineers. That’s winning the battle, but losing the war type of stuff. It seems pretty obvious that the Bulldogs would prefer having their starting signal-caller than receive a single late hit call.

Freshman Jake Fromm will continue to fill in for Eason and will get his first collegiate start this weekend in South Bend.

Fromm performed relatively well in his spot-relief for Georgia. By the time Saturday was all said and done, he completing 10-of-15 passes for 143 yards and a touchdown. Not too shabby for a freshman.