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Franklin to play in Mizzou’s next game? ‘That’s the plan’

James Franklin AP

After suffering a 42-10 beating at the hands of No. 1 Alabama, the upcoming bye weekend will allow the Tigers to lick the wounds from not only that loss but its three other SEC losses as well.

It may also help a wounded offensive starter to return to the playing field as well.

James Franklin, who’s been dealing with a shoulder issue that began in the spring and bled into the regular season, sprained an MCL in the first half of the loss to Vanderbilt last Saturday and did not return. ┬áThat latest injury also forced the starting quarterback to the sidelines for the loss to the Tide.

For the Oct. 27 game against hapless Kentucky, though, it appears the junior is headed in the direction of being back under center for Mizzou.

“[T]hat’s the plan,” Franklin succinctly told the Columbia Daily Tribune.

The school has yet to give an official determination as to Franklin’s availability for the next game.

Corbin Berkstresser took over for Franklin in the Vandy loss, and has struggled in his six quarters of play.  During that stretch, Berkstresser has completed well under 50 percent of his passes (21-of-59) and has thrown two interceptions vs. a lone touchdown.

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4 Responses to “Franklin to play in Mizzou’s next game? ‘That’s the plan’”
  1. rawgator06 says: Oct 15, 2012 10:58 AM

    #1 Alabama, not #1 Missouri…

  2. v2the4 says: Oct 15, 2012 11:11 AM

    Franklin has already come back from injury earlier this season to bad results….he was knocked out of the Georgia game..missed the Arizona St game and came back against South Carolina and did nothing before he and the starters were pulled in the fourth quarter…..I hope he is coming back because he is healthy and can play, and not under pressure from the coaching staff.

    both of his injuries have come when he ran out of the pocket downfield, and that will be an omen for johnny mansiel, aka johnny football, at Texas agriculture and military as well when he faces armageddon coming up in aTm’s schedule.

    back to Mizzou….you got what you asked be honest, the moment was way too big for them…that offense was built to play vs Kansas, K-State Iowa St, Oklahoma and Texas, but totally different going against the likes of Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina….sec pundits will tell you if you lose to Vandy, then your program is in the toilet…

    well, Mizzou lost to Vandy….and the rest of their schedule features UK,@Tenn, @Fla, Syracuse and @Texas Agriculture and Military, who they have beaten two years in a row at Kyle Field…..they will need to win three of those five just to go bowling…..

  3. jbaxt says: Oct 15, 2012 1:17 PM

    Time for a real QB. Their red shirt freshman holds all the major high school QB passing records, hopefully he’s the man he’s supposed to be.

  4. mrslay1 says: Oct 15, 2012 2:38 PM

    I saw just enough last week to see that this freshman kid is way more of a man than Franklin is. He was cool under preasure, and clearly tougher at taking a hit. I am not a mizzory fan but that Franklin is a coward under center and anyone could see it in the Georgia and USC game. He is not ready for this league of “BIG BOY FOOTBALL”

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