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      Mizzou's Franklin knocked out of game due to injury

      (AP) - Missouri starting quarterback James Franklin has left the Tigers' SEC game against Vanderbilt with a left knee sprain.

      Franklin completed 5 of 9 passes for 56 yards before leaving the game in the first quarter with a 6-0 Missouri lead.

      He was replaced by backup Corbin Berkstresser, who has completed just 1 of 8 passes as Missouri trails Vanderbilt 9-6 at the half.

      A team spokesman says Franklin will not return to the game.

      The junior sat out one game earlier this season after injuring his throwing shoulder in a home loss to Georgia.

      Backup running back Marcus Murphy also left the game early with a dislocated right ring finger.

      Starting middle linebacker Will Ebner is also not playing, though the team did not say why.

      (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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