Three months removed from surgery, it appears Missouri’s starting quarterback is on the verge of a full recovery ahead of the Tigers’ first summer camp as a member of the SEC.
Speaking to the Joplin Globe while in the midst of a rebuilding project in that tornado-ravaged city, James Franklin sounded decidedly optimistic about his recovery from surgery on his right (throwing) shoulder.
“I only got to practice twice,” said Franklin over the weekend, referring to the timing of the injury during spring practice. “I’ve been throwing a Nerf ball, then toward the middle to the end of July I’ll be throwing a football. …
“We start two-a-days on the first of August. I’m ready for it to come.”
Although the injury and subsequent surgery forced Franklin to miss most of the spring, the program was relatively optimistic that the QB would not miss any games once the regular season started. Based on Franklin’s most recent prognosis, that appears to be very much the case.
(Tip O’ the Cap: Columbia Daily Tribune)