Neck Injury Forces Johnathan Franklin to Hang Up His Cleats

Harry How

As recently as yesterday, the Green Bay Packers were expressing their concern about the health of Johnathan Franklin, the UCLA running back they drafted in the fourth round last year. Franklin finished out his rookie season in the injured list with a neck injury.

Just a few moments ago, Jetski tweeted the following:

Darin Gantt of Pro Football Talk wrote this yesterday:

Franklin had one great game last year, running for 103 yards on 13 carries against the Bengals in September. But he only had six more carries the rest of the season after that one, and second-rounder Eddie Lacy grew into his role as the lead back nicely.

It's a sad day for a great Bruin player. Franklin is our school's all time leading rusher, amassing over 4,000 yards in his four year career. I'll personally always remember him for bridging the gap between Jim Mora and the prior regime as he ran for 1,700 yards as a senior.

I look forward to seeing what Jetski does next, I'm sure he's poised for big things off the field.

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