According to a statement released by Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini on Monday, it is likely that first string quarterback Taylor Martinez has played his final game for the Huskers. When asked about the chances of Martinez getting back into the game, Pelini stated “I don’t know if the chances are real good.”
So far this season Martinez has only played in four games due to some injuries that he incurred to his foot, abdomen, hip, and shoulder. This injuries occurred during the first game of the season which has left the Huskers relying on their other two quarterbacks. Martinez has started for the Huskers since he was a freshman, but for the past five games, Tommy Armstrong has stepped in to take his place.
Casey Martinez, Taylor Martinez’s father, wrote to the Associated Press an email about his sons injury. According to the email, the whole situation is a nightmare for Martinez in his senior year. “This is a nightmare way to finish your college career,” Casey Martinez has stated, “by getting this kind of injury in the first week of the season, which essentially has cost Taylor his whole senior season as well as many team and personal goals.”
While no one wants to see a player losing out on playing their senior year or getting hurt, it might have been for the best to see Martinez get out of the spotlight for a little bit. It has given fans a chance to see what Armstrong can do and even Kellog has shown what he is made of with a Hail Mary pass that saved the game for the Huskers against Northwestern.
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