Richardson back, Franklin questionable

COLUMBIA — Missouri’s 2012 season will go down as the year of injuries and oddly-timed rants about old-man football.

So it’s only fitting the final game of the regular season would involve an injury to starting quarterback James Franklin and the headline-maker Sheldon Richardson.

Franklin, who left Saturday’s game in the fourth quarter with a concussion, is listed as questionable for Saturday’s game at ninth-ranked Texas A&M.

“It’s an area of caution,” Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel said about concussions. “It’s a hot topic because of all football, but certainly the NFL. A lot of information is coming out. Our medical staff does a great job with those things.”

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