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Aubrayo Franklin suffers sprained MCL

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Former 49ers defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin was touted as one of the better values in free agency after the Saints signed him.

After a quiet training camp by all accounts, Franklin now needs to get over an injury. Jeff Duncan of the Times-Picayune writes that Franklin suffered a sprained MCL on Saturday night against Houston.

Yes, it was a rough night for the Saints rush defense.

The good news: The injury is not as serious as first believed, according to coach Sean Payton. ¬†With New Orleans’ Week One game against the Packers less than three weeks away, though, Franklin’s status would seem to be somewhat in doubt for the game.

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9 Responses to “Aubrayo Franklin suffers sprained MCL”
  1. thehighhat says: Aug 21, 2011 11:50 AM

    Greg Williams must be crying in his cereal right now!!!

  2. mdd913 says: Aug 21, 2011 12:20 PM

    Gregg Williams does not eat cereal; he eats the pulverized bones of his enemies.

    In all seriousness, this is why I hate to see teams playing soft during the preseason. All it does is get people hurt.

  3. goawayeverybody says: Aug 21, 2011 12:32 PM

    Dear thehighhat, when have you ever known Gregg Williams to cry?

  4. beefbus says: Aug 21, 2011 12:38 PM

    Gee, a sprained MCL and out at least three weeks. If I recall, the majority of fans think Cutler should’ve stayed in a game and played through a grade two tear cause it was his biggest game of his career. It just goes to show that it’s a serious injury. Bunch of self-rightous ass holes!

  5. cdsaints says: Aug 21, 2011 1:36 PM

    @beefbus

    There’s quite a bit of difference between what Franklin is doing on the field and what Cutler is (supposed to be) doing.

  6. kayotiicdat says: Aug 21, 2011 2:06 PM

    @beefbus

    If you want togo there then Brees played with an MCL injury since week 3 when John Abraham went at his knees. There is some sort of difference between was a DT and a QB is doing.

  7. wayupsouth says: Aug 21, 2011 2:39 PM

    I’m wondering if that D is still lost at the Seattle airport. Honestly, that sucked. Can we tackle a running back at some point?

  8. ilovefoolsball says: Aug 21, 2011 4:48 PM

    He might not be back for the opener but at least he’s not lost for the season. Luckily they’re pretty deep at DT.

    If you’re upset about them sucking in a preseason game then you shouldn’t watch it. You absolutely cannot take anything from preseason, not even a judgement on effort. Honestly as a Saints fan, I’m happy the Texans won this game, I was worried that they would win and be overconfident when they play during the regular season. Now it’s Houston that has to worry about being overconfident.

  9. wayupsouth says: Aug 21, 2011 6:37 PM

    ilovefoolsball:

    As a fellow Saints fan, I hope you’re right.

    Hell, I’m just glad they’re playing.

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