The Nebraska football program was not happy with the way quarterback Adrian Martinez was injured in the Cornhuskers’ Week 2 matchup against the Colorado Buffaloes. Nebraska has gone as far as to release a video of the play.
Martinez was forced out of the game in the fourth quarter while Nebraska had a one-point lead. As he was rushing for the ball, Colorado linebacker Jacob Callier latched on to Martinez’s leg and multiple angles appear to show Callier twisting the quarterback’s ankle.
Nebraska head coach Scott Frost has submitted video of the injury to the Big Ten and Pac-12.
“You never want to think someone on the football field would try to intentionally hurt someone,” Frost said, via the Lincoln Journal Star. “We have an angle that doesn’t look very good. I don’t know what the intentions were, but the angle out there that I’ve seen doesn’t look good at all.”
The paper later obtained the video through a public records request.
Check it out and make your own judgment.
It certainly does not look good.
Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre has said earlier in the week that Callier would not face a suspension. Martinez, meanwhile, appears to have escaped a serious injury and has been considered day-to-day.
Next up for Nebraska is a meeting with the Troy Trojans on Saturday, Sept. 15. Kickoff at Memorial Stadium Lincoln is set for 12:00 p.m. ET on the Big Ten Network. Colorado, meanwhile, will be taking on the New Hampshire Wildcats at Folsom Field with live coverage on the Pac-12 Network.