Franklin, who rushed for 107 yards in 19 carries last season, was injured returning a kickoff against the
The 5-foot-10, 205-pound rusher tweeted about the situation Thursday.
"Unfortunately this week I have been ruled out of returning for the 2014/15 season and returning to play in the NFL," Franklin said via Twitter. "But I understand God knows what he is doing for now he has another platform for me to step upon."
"I have some unfortunate news about Johnathan Franklin," McCarthy said. "The organization will address this tomorrow. All the information has come in. He will not be back with us. I can't say enough about him as a person. I don't know. He's as classy as anyone who's walked through these doors. His situation will be addressed tomorrow."