Franklin didn’t practice all week due to a knee injury he picked up during the Week 8 loss against the New Orleans Saints. Even though he didn’t practice all week, he was still listed as questionable on the final injury report.
However, the team announced that Franklin is unlikely to play, which means he will be missing the first game of his career.
Entering Week 9, Franklin is the NFL’s leader in total tackles (102) and solo tackles (64). He’s also added three passes defensed, 1.5 sacks and two tackles for loss.
Either way, the Colts will be down a key piece to their defense when they visit the Panthers on Sunday in Charlotte.