The Green Bay Packers seem to be cursed with a slew of neck injuries to players over the years. The most notable was Jermichael Finley, and now the latest concern comes with RB Johnathan Franklin, who the team drafted in the fourth round of the 2013 draft. The UCLA standout showed promise in a 100+ yard rushing display against the Bengals last season, but a neck injury sidelined Franklin.
The Packers are worried that Franklin’s neck injury might be career-threatening. According to two people with knowledge of his situation, the Packers are putting Franklin through more tests to determine whether it’s safe for him to continue playing.
Obviously, the last thing anyone in Green Bay wants to think about is another crippling neck injury, but Franklin is only going into his second NFL season and hasn’t been able to do much of anything for the team. Couple this a lack of information, and it doesn’t appear to be shaping up to be good for Franklin. Hopefully more information can come of the further testing that the Packers are having Franklin complete.
[h/t NBC Sports]