Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez suffered an apparent knee injury at the end of the third quarter during Saturday’s game against Northwestern. The injury caused the Huskers QB to miss the rest of the contest.
Following the game, Scott Frost reaffirmed to reporters the injury wasn’t too serious. But at Monday’s practice, Nebraska’s backup quarterback took first-team reps, according to reports. Is this implying Martinez will miss this Saturday’s game vs. Minnesota?
Frost once again spoke to reporters on Monday afternoon to discuss Martinez’ injury. But the Nebraska head coach is being discreet regarding his status.
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Frost will “let the week develop” as they track Martinez’ progress. When asked what the quarterback’s exact diagnosis is, Frost responded, “He’ll be alright.” The injury certainly doesn’t sound too serious. But Frost is hesitant to release any exact details.
The Huskers hope Martinez is ready to go on Saturday against Minnesota. But Frost is confident in backup quarterback Noah Vedral.
Vedral didn’t let the moment get to him on Saturday. He threw for 41 yards while adding 33 yards on the ground in the fourth quarter vs. Northwestern. The Huskers kicked a game-winning field goal as time expired.
As the week progresses, Frost will have a better idea as to whether Martinez can play on Saturday.
Stay tuned for further updates regarding the Huskers QB.