Found September 20, 2012 on Football Nation:
The Missouri Tigers have been dealing with heavy questions this week regarding the reason James Franklin did not take a pain-numbing injection for his sore shoulder, last Saturday.Franklin stated that he didn’t want to take the shot, and therefore redshirt freshman Corbin Berkstresser started the game against the Pac 12’s Arizona State.Berkstresser ran for a touchdown and threw for 198 yards as the Tigers won the game 24-20.And while Berkstresser didn’t light it up, he did win and received much praise from his team mates.“He’s a tough player, and reminds me of Blaine Gabbert," said Missouri Wide Receiver T.J. Moe.Franklin’s decision to rest his painful shoulder, led to media outlets like Sports Radio 810 in Kansas City, and Columbia Tribune Columnist Dave Matter, to ask if players on the team were questioning Franklin’s “toughness” after declining the shot.Regardless, with injuries to the offensive line, having a strong, tall 230-pound capable backup like Berkstresser is a good...

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