Georgia’s Eason (knee) back at practice, no word on return

Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm (11) gets ready to run a play in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Samford in Athens, Ga., Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason is back at practice but it’s not known if he’ll be cleared to play Saturday when the 11th-ranked Bulldogs host No. 17 Mississippi State.

Eason started in 2016 as a freshman but strained a ligament in his left knee in Georgia’s season-opening victory over Appalachian State. Touted freshman Jake Fromm has played well since taking over, most notably leading Georgia (3-0) to a victory at Notre Dame in his first college start.

When Eason is ready to play, there is no guarantee he will be the starter. Coach Kirby Smart says ”a lot of that is determined by how Fromm is playing. We’ll make that decision when the time comes.”

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