Scott Frost provides update on health of Huskers QB Adrian Martinez
News came out earlier this week that Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez had been playing despite being injured.
Huskers head coach Scott Frost made the comments on his television show over the weekend, while discussing the Nebraska loss to Minnesota. Frost followed up on Wednesday and while he didn’t give many details about his condition, he expects Martinez to be back behind center when the Huskers host No. 25 Purdue.
Frost on Adrian Martinez health: "I think there will be a time when I can talk about the things that he's been dealing with. But he came out of the game clean, so he's going to be as healthy as he's been a week from Saturday."
— Brian Christopherson (@Husker247BC) October 20, 2021
Entering the game with the Boilermakers, Martinez was widely considered one college football’s better dual-threat quarterbacks, and he entered Saturday’s game against the Gophers averaging 314.9 total yards per game, including a team-leading 64.2 on the ground.
On the season, Martinez has 1,995 passing yards and 10 touchdowns. He rushed for 433 yards and 10 touchdowns, but was held to -17 yards rushing against the Gophers.
The Huskers have a tough road ahead, with No. 5 Ohio State, No. 11 Iowa joining the ranked foes on the slate, along with Wiscosin — they’ll need a healthy Martinez behind center.