James Franklin is a game-time decision

Missouri quarterback James Franklin will be a game-time decision this weekend when the Tigers take on No. 9 Texas A&M in College Station.

Coach Gary Pinkel said during Wednesday's SEC coaches call that Franklin, who suffered a concussion in Missouri's 31-27 loss to Syracuse this past weekend, threw a little on Tuesday, but the doctors and trainers haven't cleared him to play yet.

Pinkel wouldn't discuss how Franklin had done during the required concussion tests that he has to go through in order to get cleared. He just said that trainers told him that Franklin will likely be a game-time decision, as he continues his tests.

"It's all based on symptoms," Pinkel said. "It's all based on him hitting criteria that we know he's 100 percent OK."

If Franklin can't go, Corbin Berkstresser will make his fourth start of the season.

This is just another injury to add to Franklin's list that already consisted of two shoulder injuries and a sprained knee.

"The guy's been through a lot," Pinkel said.