When the Nebraska Cornhuskers take the field tonight, they might have to do so without their star quarterback.
Adrian Martinez’s status for tonight’s game against Minnesota remains up in the air after he entered Saturday with a knee injury.
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 said Martinez was questionable for the game, but the latest update suggests he won’t play.
According to Nebraska insider Steven Sipple, Martinez did not participate in early warm-ups while backup quarterback Noah Vedral did.
Adrian Martinez isn't participating in early warmup period at TCF Bank Stadium. Noah Vedral is a participant.
— Steven M. Sipple (@HuskerExtraSip) October 12, 2019
It’s not a good sign that Martinez isn’t participating in the warm-up, but the team could just be giving more reps to Vedral in the event he starts the game.
Martinez has struggled in his second season after entering the year as a legitimate Heisman Trophy contender.
The Huskers are in desperate need of a win over a quality opponent. Last weekend’s win over Northwestern was nice, but taking down an undefeated Minnesota program would be sweet for Scott Frost and company.
Nebraska and Minnesota are scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. ET start time.
Stay tuned for the latest on Martinez before kickoff.