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Taylor Martinez’s Nebraska career is likely over due to foot injury

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Nebraska fifth-year senior quarterback Taylor Martinez may never take another snap as a Cornhusker due to a lingering foot injury that has plagued him all year. Martinez has made just one appearance since getting hurt on Sept. 14, and coach Bo Pelini is not optimistic about a return.

In addition to his foot injury, Martinez, who has started since his redshirt freshman season, has also been bothered by shoulder, abdomen and hip injuries. He holds school records for total offense, passing yards and touchdown passes. ESPN’s Joe Schad tweeted that Martinez could be facing quite a long recovery period ahead of the NFL draft.

Tommy Armstrong Jr. has started five games in Martinez’s absence. Ron Kellogg III has also seen action, including throwing the game-winning touchdown on a Hail Mary against Northwestern.

The Cornhuskers (7-2, 4-1 Big Ten) host No. 16 Michigan State (8-1, 5-0 Big Ten) on Saturday.

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