James Franklin likely out against Kentucky

Missouri quarterback James Franklin will likely miss the Tigers' home game against Kentucky Saturday.

Franklin sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee in Mizzou's loss to Vanderbilt on Oct. 6, and was listed as "doubtful" on the Tigers' depth chart this week.

Franklin has struggled to stay healthy this season, as he missed the Tigers' game with UCF because of an inflamed bursa sac in his throwing shoulder he suffered in the loss to Georgia.

With Franklin likely sidelined, redshirt freshman Corbin Berkstresser is expected to get the start in Franklin's place. He has struggled for the most part this season, but with Franklin's injuries, he has been able to get more familiar with Mizzou's offense. Coming off of a bye week should help him.