Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/23/14
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The specifics of a foot injury suffered by former Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez, who missed nine games of his senior season last fall, were detailed by his father and a North Carolina specialist Wednesday after months of ambiguity. 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." Martinez, Nebraska's all-time record-holder in total offense, passing yards and starts at quarterback, suffered the tear in the fourth quarter of the Cornhuskers' season-opening win over Wyoming on Aug. 31, according to Casey Martinez, the quarterback's father. He aggravated the injury a week later against Southern Miss, Casey Martinez said, then took an injection prior to Nebraska's Sept. 14 meeting with UCLA. Martinez struggled with pain in the second half as the Bruins rallied from 18 points down and won 41-21. Nebraska did not detail the injury in public, nor did it supply a comp...
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