Adrian Martinez will not play in season finale

The junior quarterback suffered a shoulder injury during the first half of the Wisconsin game and will not play against Iowa.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Scott Frost announced Monday morning that Adrian Martinez will not play in Friday’s game against Iowa.

The junior quarterback suffered a shoulder injury during the first half of the Wisconsin game this past weekend.

“Adrian won’t be available,” Frost said on Monday. “He has a shoulder injury that he’s going to have to get addressed after the season. He’s such a tough kid. I didn’t expect him to play in the 2nd half, and he came up to me right before the 2nd half kickoff and said he wanted to go. He played well. He played tough. I feel terrible for him but appreciate him and we’re going to have to be without him Friday. We didn’t know the severity of it at halftime until we got back and examined him everything. I think he told us he had some clicking in his shoulder and didn’t know if he could throw with the same velocity that he usually threw with.”

Frost said that Logan Smothers will get the start at quarterback on Friday, but Heinrich Haarberg could see some playing time.

Martinez has yet to make a decision to whether or not he will return next season.

Nebraska hosts Iowa on Friday at 12:30 p.m. on BTN.

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