James Franklin plans to play against Kentucky

Jeff Blake-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Currently wearing a soft brace, Missouri quarterback Franklin plans to play in the Tigers' next game.

Missouri Tigers quarterback James Franklin is set to play in two weeks against the Kentucky Wildcats. "That's the plan," he told the Columbia Tribune, after injuring his knee in the first quarter of a game two weeks ago against the Vanderbilt Commodores.

Franklin was 5-9 for 56 yards and had a 23-yard run in the first quarter against Vanderbilt on Oct. 6 before leaving the game with a sprained knee. Freshman Corbin Berkstresser finished that game--a loss--and also quarterbacked the Tigers in Saturday's loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide.

The junior Franklin also missed a game earlier this season against Arizona State with a hurt shoulder. As for his knee, he is currently wearing a soft brace, and told the Columbia Tribune he has not run on the leg in the nine days since the injury. Fortunately for Franklin and Missouri, the Tigers have a bye this week before hosting Kentucky on Oct. 27.

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