Georgia Injury Update Heading Into Week Two
As Georgia prepares for its week two matchup with Notre Dame, we take a look at both new and pre-existing injuries that could force players to miss the anticipated game.
One starter is confirmed out, one remains unlikely and two are considered hopeful for Georgia’s week two showdown against Notre Dame in South Bend on Saturday night.
Quarterback Jacob Eason is confirmed to be out after the sophomore suffered a sprained knee ligament against App State. Kirby Smart says surgery is not required, he has already begun rehabilitation and that he will indeed return this season. True freshman Jake Fromm will get the start at quarterback this weekend.
“We expect a full recovery this season,” Smart said. “Jacob will be week to week from this point forward. We don’t know how long it’s going to be.”
After missing the season opener, it remains unlikely that starting cornerback Malkom Parrish, who had surgery to repair a broken bone in his foot just a few weeks ago, will be able to play against Notre Dame. Parrish remains week to week and we will continue to update you on his status.
Senior defensive back Aaron Davis, who started at left cornerback on Saturday, was forced to make an early exit after tweaking his hamstring in the first half. Davis is a versatile player on Georgia’s defense, having started 31 games and playing just about every position in the secondary throughout his career.
“We think A.D.’s going to be fine and be able to go,” Smart said.
Preseason first-team right guard Solomon Kindley did not play against App State as he was nursing an ankle injury. Though Smart did say that Kindley’s health was improved this week, he also mentioned that he was not sure as to whether or not the Jacksonville native would be ready to roll against Notre Dame.
“We hope Solomon is able to go. We’re going to find out a lot more what the recovery is,” Smart said. “We’ll find out a little more where he is today.”