Last month, Georgia QB Jake Fromm was enjoying a peaceful day of fishing with a friend when he accidentally hooked himself in the leg.

A trip to the hospital followed, and Fromm posted the grisly image of his accident to his Instagram page.

On Friday, Fromm opened up to ESPN’s Edward Aschoff about the injury, saying he was worried about telling coach Kirby Smart. However, Fromm found that Smart had a sense of humor, as the coach’s response was perfect:

It was inevitable that coach Kirby Smart would find out that his quarterback’s leg had been mangled a bit in an offseason fishing excursion, so Fromm braced for the worst.

Instead, Smart, probably relieved that Fromm was going to have no problem walking again, texted him a picture of his friend with his own fishing accident — a fishhook through his eyelid.

“It could have been worse,” Fromm laughed.

Yeah, it sure could have been, and, with a little more sunlight, Fromm might have had an even better ending to tell.

“The story would have been a whole lot better if I had caught the fish.”

Fortunately for the Bulldogs, Fromm is OK, so now he has something that most fishermen have after a day on the water — a great story.