Taylor Martinez Injury: Nebraska QB in Walking Boot After Game
Nebraska welcomed the UCLA Bruins to town and ended up losing after getting off to a hot start.
The 41-21 loss stings as the Cornhuskers head back into the realm of the unranked, but the worst-case scenario also struck—quarterback Taylor Martinez left the stadium in a walking boot after sustaining an injury.
The initial report comes from Brian Christopherson of the Lincoln Journal Star:
Taylor Martinez wore a boot on his left foot to the postgame. #Huskers— Brian Christopherson (@HuskerExtraBC) September 14, 2013
That's horrendous news for Wisconsin, as Martinez was the heart of the offense. The extent of the injury is unknown, but any missed time is a huge loss for the Cornhuskers as the team looks to rebound.
Martinez was electric through two games leading up to the showdown with UCLA, throwing for 325 yards and six touchdowns with only one interception. He kept the ball rolling against the Bruins with 203 yards passing and three scores.
After giving up 38 unanswered points in the loss to UCLA, things don't get much easier as Nebraska has to welcome South Dakota State to town before getting into the swing of its Big 10 schedule to close out the season.
It's a brutal stretch for the Cornhuskers, with a slight reprieve coming next week. If Nebraska is going to re-enter the realm of the ranked and be competitive in a deep Big 10 conference, Martinez needs to be under center.
As of now the seriousness of the issue is unknown, but it's enough of an issue to warrant a boot.
Keep it locked as Bleacher Report will have more on the Martinez injury as it develops.
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