The Facts: HC Mike McCarthy announced Thursday that Franklin won't return for a second season with the team due to a neck injury. "I have some unfortunate news about Johnathan Franklin," McCarthy said. "All the information has come in. He will not be back with us."
Diehards Line:Franklin later posted a message on his Twitter page, confirming the news: "Unfortunately this week I have been ruled out of returning for the 2014/15 season and returning to play in the NFL. But I understand God knows what he is doing and for now he has another platform for me to step upon." Reports surfaced Wednesday that Green Bay feared Franklin had suffering a career-threatening neck injury in Week 12 of last season. Franklin underwent a series of tests this week to reveal the extent of the injury. Franklin was selected in the fourth round of the 2013 draft and had been envisioned as a change-of-pace back alongside Eddie Lacy. He finished his only pro season with 19 carries for 107 yards and a touchdown.