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FAITHFUL FAN | Last month's lawsuit validates QB Franklin's move

Joseph Kenny

A story that surfaced in the past two college football seasons involved University of Missouri quarterback James Franklin's recovery from shoulder injuries.

The nimble runner and accurate passer missed games in both the 2012 and 2013 seasons. Several media reports that delved into the injury also noted a newsworthy and unique angle -- Franklin had chosen not to take numbing pain killers to enable him to return to the playing field sooner than he would have while waiting for his injuries to heal naturally.

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