Over the weekend, Nebraska earned a huge win over Northwestern with a last-second field goal kick – from a stand-in kicker.
The win, however, came at a cost.
Quarterback Adrian Martinez suffered an apparent knee injury at the end of the third quarter during Saturday’s game against the Wildcats. The injury caused the Huskers quarterback to miss the rest of the contest.
Earlier this week, head coach Scott Frost maintained the injury wasn’t too serious. However, the Huskers backup quarterback took first team reps at practice, suggesting Martinez might not be ready for this weekend’s game.
When asked what the quarterback’s exact diagnosis is, Frost responded, “He’ll be alright.”
Huskers fans hoping for some good news received it this afternoon when reporters revealed Martinez was back at practice.
Huskers insider Sam McKewon has the news.
Both Adrian Martinez and JD Spielman were in pads today and presumably practicing. #huskers
— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) October 9, 2019
Backup quarterback Noah Vedral completed 2-of-5 passes for 41 yards and added another 33 yards on the ground against Northwester in the fourth quarter.
Frost said he feels confident in Vedral if Martinez is unable to go this weekend against Minnesota. However, it’s clear he’s a significant step down from the star sophomore quarterback.
Nebraska and Minnesota are scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff time.
Stay tuned for the latest on Martinez.