The status of Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez and his availability for Saturday’s game against Michigan is still unclear, according to head coach Scott Frost.
Monday, Sam McKewon of the Omaha World-Herald reported that Martinez, who sustained a leg injury two weeks ago against Colorado, has practiced but his status is still up in the air. He could be a game-time decision again on Saturday.
“The key is going to be if there’s any added danger to further injury,” Frost said, according to the World-Herald.
Frost said he doesn’t want to rush Martinez back, saying it’s more important to have him later in the season and in his career than right now.
Since suffering the injury to Colorado, Martinez has been listed as day-to-day. Last week, Frost said there was a chance the freshman could participate against Troy. Though he took snaps in the pre-game warmups, Martinez never entered the contest.
Frost also said that it’s likely Martinez’s status will be unclear until closer to kickoff unless he receives notice from the training staff that the quarterback is no longer at risk of furthering the injury.
The Huskers travel to Ann Arbor to open B1G play on Saturday. The game is scheduled for a noon ET kickoff.