Oct 12, 2013; Athens, GA, USA; Missouri Tigers quarterback James Franklin (1) passes against the Georgia Bulldogs during the second half at Sanford Stadium. Missouri defeated Georgia 41-26. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Missouri QB James Franklin out at least six weeks with shoulder injury

The Missouri Tigers enjoyed undoubtedly their signature win to date since becoming a member of the SEC when they walked into Athens, Ga. today and walked out having handily taken care of the top ten ranked Georgia Bulldogs.

As surprised as some were at the outcome, there were some people that had the sense that it might be coming, mainly due to the fact that Missouri really seemed as if they were putting everything together on offense, and that all started with the stellar play of quarterback James Franklin.

Unfortunately though, it seems as if they’ll have to play out the majority of the rest of their season without their offensive leader, as a shoulder separation Franklin suffered today may keep him out for quite some time.


This is a huge blow for a team that deserves to be nothing but happy after what went down today against Georgia. Instead, head coach Gary Pinkel has to get right to work and figure out how they can center the offense around Franklin’s replacement, freshman Maty Mauk.

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