When the Nebraska Cornhuskers take the field tonight, they will have to do so without their star quarterback.
Adrian Martinez’s status for tonight’s game against Minnesota remained up in the air until just about half an hour before kickoff.
Nebraska’s sophomore quarterback suffered a lower-leg injury during his team’s win over Northwestern last Saturday. Martinez missed the final minutes of the Huskers’ walk-off win.
Head coach Scott Frost announced Martinez was questionable for tonight’s game, but the latest update confirmed he won’t see the field.
According to Nebraska insider Steven Sipple, Martinez did not participate in early warm-ups while backup quarterback Noah Vedral did.
Now, a photo confirms the news: Martinez is not dressed for tonight’s contest against the Gophers.
— World-Herald Photo (@OWHpictures) October 12, 2019
Martinez has struggled in his second season after entering the year as a legitimate Heisman Trophy contender.
Vedral came in for an injured Martinez in last weekend’s win over Northwestern. While he struggled through the air, Vedral led the Huskers down for a game-winning field goal.
Now he’ll get the start in enemy territory against an undefeated Minnesota team. Can the Huskers rally around the backup quarterback and come out with a win?
Nebraska and Minnesota are scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. ET start time.