Georgia sophomore QB Jake Fromm sustains injury to his non-throwing hand

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Georgia QB Jake Fromm by Curtis Compton/AJC

Georgia sophomore quarterback Jake Fromm recently sustained an injury to his non-throwing hand.

Now take a breath, DawgNation. Then relax.

A source confirmed with DawgNation that the event took place during a boating incident. The exact details of the event could not be specifically confirmed other than a tow rope got away while dragging another rider and Fromm put his hand up to shield himself from the rope.

Fromm’s injury was described to DawgNation as a fracture in his non-throwing hand, but it’s being treated like it’s a bone bruise. It will not require a hard cast. Fromm is expected to proceed business as usual for the Bulldogs and will still be doing all his voluntary 7-on-7 work with his teammates.

The injury was first reported by Ugasports.com.

There are three key details to note here.

  • The injury was to his non-throwing hand.
  • He is expected to only need a few weeks to heal.
  • Fromm should be ready to go for the start of fall camp.

The injury definitely brings to mind Georgia’s simultaneous wealth and lack of depth at the quarterback spot.

Fromm led the Bulldogs to an SEC title and a 13-2 record in his freshman season. The Bulldogs also signed 5-star prospect Justin Fields in the class of 2018.

Fields rated as the nation’s No.1 dual-threat QB and as the nation’s No. 2 overall prospect on the 247Sports composite ratings. He is expected to see time early and often in his freshman season as well.

That’s a wealth of talent at the top of the depth chart  for the Bulldogs, but any long-term injury to Fromm or Fields will leave the program with just one scholarship QB on the depth chart this fall.

Georgia opens the 2018 season against Austin Peay on Sept. 1.

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