UCLA vs. Utah: RB Johnathan Franklin to sit out practice on Tuesday

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Johnathan Franklin is nursing a few minor injuries and will get a limited break at practices this week.

UCLA Bruins running back Johnathan Franklin will miss practice on Tuesday with an assortment of injuries, coach Jim Mora said on Monday.

Franklin is currently nursing a calf and thigh contusion, as well as an injured hand. He leads the Pac-12 in rushing but got a little beat up in the Bruins' loss to the Cal Bears on Saturday. He was limited in the second half of the game, running the ball only seven times. He still finished with 103 yards on 15 carries.

"He got dinged up," Mora said. "So in the second half, he was pretty limited in the number of plays he could get. He was fighting through it and we were moving him in and out."

Franklin is fourth in the nation with 800 rushing yards through six games. He's enjoying a career year so far -- he's only rushed the ball 108 times, good for an average of 7.4 yards per carry.

The Bruins return home to face the Utah Utes on Saturday.

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