Last year, Jake Fromm earned the starting quarterback job for the Georgia Bulldogs as a true freshman after taking over for Jacob Eason when Eason went down with a knee injury in Week 1.

Now, it appears Fromm may have opened the door for incoming freshman 5-star QB Justin Fields to do the same thing this fall, as it has been reported that Fromm has suffered a broken hand. reported on the Fourth of July that Fromm had suffered the injury, though it is unclear at this time which hand is broken:

The injury apparently occurred in a “freak” lake accident:

Obviously, having a broken hand at all is not great for the Dawgs, but it would be much worse if Fromm’s right hand was the one that got fractured.

The Bulldogs were counting on Fromm to take a big step forward this fall, but those plans may have to go back to the drawing board this summer if the injury is severe.

UPDATE: Georgia has confirmed Fromm has suffered an injury but it does not project to cost him to miss any games in the fall, according to the team.