Oct 26, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Taylor Martinez (3) scrambles out of the pocket in the second quarter against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Taylor Martinez's father clears air about son's injury

Former Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Taylor Martinez didn’t have the senior year he hoped for, missing a slew of games due to an injury to his left foot. The specifics of the injury were never released by the school during the regular season, but now Casey Martinez, Taylor’s father, has come forward along with Dr. Mark Quist to reveal what exactly the problem was.


The injury was diagnosed after the regular season by Dr. Mark Quist of Carolina Foot and Ankle as a ‘plantar plate tear of the second metatarsal phalangeal joint.’

(Say that three times fast.)

Casey Martinez went on to say that he doesn’t believe Nebraska did anything wrong by allowing his son to play after suffering the injury:

I think Taylor wanted to get back and play as badly as anyone. They wanted him to play and expected to contend for a Big Ten championship.

Taylor Martinez hopes to be back to full health in time for Nebraska’s pro day on March 6.

[Source: ESPN]

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