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Tigers' James Franklin faces surgery

Updated: March 19, 2012, 7:50 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- 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.

The surgery is set ...

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