Packers RB Johnathan Franklin could require neck surgery
Rookie running back Johnathan Franklin made the trip to Detroit on the same day he was placed on season-ending injured reserve.
Franklin, a fourth-round pick from UCLA who rushed for 103 yards in Week 3 against the Cincinnati Bengals, declined to discuss his injury situation in the postgame locker room at Ford Field.
He left last Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings because of a concussion and a neck injury. McCarthy said it was neck injury that landed Franklin on injured reserve. It was unknown whether Franklin will need surgery.