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James Franklin injury: Missouri QB set to start against Gators

The Tigers' QB has missed two games this season.

Jamie Squire

Missouri Tigers quarterback James Franklin is all set to start against the Florida Gators this weekend, according to head coach Gary Pinkel. Franklin has missed two games this season because of injuries. He has endured two shoulder injuries since the school's spring game, plus a knee injury suffered during Missouri's game against Vanderbilt on Oct. 6.

"He's a battler," Pinkel said. "He's just been through a lot personally and from an injury standpoint for a guy that didn't miss a down the year before. It'll be nice to get him back and competing."

Franklin has completed 61.7 percent of his throws this season for 821 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. He also has 75 yards rushing.

The Tigers are coming off their first conference win as members of the SEC, and they will be trying to start a winning streak and get one step closer to bowl eligibility when they take on the Gators Saturday.

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