Packers Worried That RB Johnathan Franklin's Neck Injury Is Career-Threatening

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    The Green Bay Packers have another serious neck injury to worry about.'s Rob Demovsky reported Wednesday that the Packers are concerned the neck injury that prematurely ended running back Johnathan Franklin's rookie campaign might be career-threatening.

    The team is putting Franklin through more tests to determine if it's safe for him to continue playing, Demovsky reported, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation.

    Franklin had one great game in a Week 3 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in which he gained 103 yards on 13 carries, before losing a fourth-quarter fumble that Terence Newman returned for a touchdown.

    Franklin carried the ball just six times the rest of the season before being shelved following his Week 12 neck injury.

    The 5-foot-10, fourth-round running back was drafted as a shifty change-of-pace player alongside power-runner Eddie Lacy.