Taylor Martinez's injury doesn't appear to be serious


Somewhat lost amidst the 1714-point “upset” of No. 7 Missouri and Roy Helu Jr.’s record-breaking day was the fact that, for the most part, Nebraska continued there climb back to the Top Ten without the triggerman for their high-powered offense.

Starting quarterback Taylor Martinez suffered a leg injury in the first half of the win and did not play in the second half.  The freshman was replaced by senior Zach Lee, who managed to keep the car out of the ditch en route to a 3431-17 win.

Following the game, head coach Bo Pelini said that Martinez, who “wanted to go back out there” for the last two quarters, suffered a bone bruise in his right leg.  An x-ray taken of the injury was negative, and Martinez told offensive coordinator Shawn Watson that “he’s ready to go” if the Cornhuskers practice Sunday.

So, at least based on the early word, it appears that Martinez will be very much a go when Nebraska takes the field against upstart Iowa State this weekend.