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Nebraska Offers Injury Update For QB Adrian Martinez

Adrian Martinez lifts his helmet in the air for Nebraska after a win during the 2018 college football season.

LINCOLN, NE - OCTOBER 20: Quarterback Adrian Martinez #2 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers and wide receiver JD Spielman #10 acknowledge the fans after the win against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Memorial Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

Last weekend, the Nebraska Cornhuskers suffered a blowout loss to the Minnesota Golden Gophers on the road. A main reason for the team's struggles was the absence of Adrian Martinez.

Nebraska didn't have Martinez last Saturday because of a knee injury. The offense had to turn to Noah Vedral, who completed 14-of-23 pass attempts for 135 yards.

This weekend, Nebraska hosts Indiana in what should be a nice opportunity for a bounce-back win.

Although the Cornhuskers weren't ready to commit to Martinez starting this weekend, quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco said the team had its dual-threat quarterback on the field today for practice.

Verduzco said that Martinez is eager to play this Saturday against Indiana.

Nonetheless, the Cornhuskers haven't revealed if Martinez will be active this weekend.

Martinez entered this season as an intriguing candidate for the Heisman Trophy. In six games, the dual-threat quarterback has 1,244 passing yards, 341 rushing yards and 10 total touchdowns.

After starting off with a 3-1 record, the Cornhuskers have lost two out of their last three games. However, the schedule does get slightly easier for Nebraska in the coming weeks.

Despite going through a recent rough patch on offense, the potential return of Martinez could help revitalize the team as they prepare for a second-half surge.