Adrian Martinez injury leaves Nebraska QB situation uncertain

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News

Ann Arbor — It is unclear whether Nebraska freshman starting quarterback Adrian Martinez will play when the Cornhuskers open Big Ten play Saturday at Michigan.

Martinez practiced Monday, the Omaha World-Herald reported, but Nebraska coach Scott Frost said it could be a game-time decision. Martinez did not play last week in Nebraska’s loss to Troy after he suffered a right knee injury against Colorado on Sept. 8.

Nebraska trainers help injured quarterback Adrian Martinez (2) off the field during the second half Sept. 8 against Colorado in Lincoln, Neb. Martinez could be a game-time decision for Nebraska on Saturday against Michigan.

“The key is going to be if there’s any added danger to further injury,” Frost said, according to the paper.

Andrew Bunch, a sophomore walk-on, started last week.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said the defense has to account for the possibility of either quarterback playing.

“You have to prepare for both,” Harbaugh said Monday at his weekly news conference. “I’ve seen a really good physical team. A lot of team speed. A lot of athleticism and right now going through all their schemes, they have a lot already put in. You watch what (Frost and his staff) did at UCF, as well, and expect that to be indoctrinated into the Nebraska schemes, as well. There’s a lot to be working on right now.”

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