The Latest On The Injury To Nebraska Star QB Adrian Martinez

first_imginjury update for nebraska starting qb adrian martinezAdrian Martinez suffered an apparent knee injury during Nebraska’s season-opening loss to Colorado on Saturday afternoon. Here’s the latest on the status of the Huskers’ freshman quarterback.Martinez, a former four-star recruit, left Nebraska’s game against Colorado late in the fourth quarter with an apparent knee injury. His legs got twisted up under him while he was tackled by defenders. Martinez was down on the ground for a couple of minutes before getting helped off the field by trainers.The dual-threat quarterback immediately went into the medical tent. He was checked out for a couple of minutes before returning to the sideline. Martinez then sat on the bench with his knee taped.Nebraska head coach Scott Frost gave an update on Martinez’ status after the loss. It was an encouraging update.Frost says he received “semi-encouraging” news from the team’s doctors, but didn’t go into further detail. The head coach has a policy of not disclosing injury information about players unless they are season-ending injuries.“We’re going to wait before we talk about it and see what the doctors (say) it looks like,” Frost told reporters.Martinez had been playing extremely well, passing for 187 yards and rushing for 117 yards.“He’s going to be a really good player,” Frost said.Nebraska dropped to 0-1 on the season with the loss. The Huskers were supposed to begin the year last weekend against Akron, but the game was cancelled due to weather.Martinez made a couple of “freshman mistakes” against Colorado that hurt the Huskers. They were the type of mistakes you expect a first-year quarterback to make. Perhaps Martinez would have gotten those out of his system if the game against Akron had happened, though.Regardless, Nebraska is now 0-1 to start the Scott Frost era, and Martinez is dealing with an injury. Stay tuned for more updates on the status of Nebraska’s quarterback.last_img read more