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Mizzou QB Franklin To Have Surgery
by Larry Leo
March 20, 20120 Comments
Missouri quarterback James Franklin will undergo surgery on his right shoulder and miss the rest of spring practice, but he's expected to be ready for the start of next season. The junior threw for 2,865 yards and 21 touchdowns and ran for 981 yards and 15 TDs as a first-year starter in 2011. Franklin was injured last Tuesday during practice when he jumped on a fumble at the end of a play and a defender landed on his outstretched throwing arm. Missouri's spring game is April 14.Coach Gary Pinkel said in a statement.
"We're disappointed for James, naturally," "But this is absolutely the right thing to do, and we all know he'll be in great hands. We expect him to be 100 percent and ready to go for the season."
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