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Nebraska QB mystery solved in North Carolina

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07:43 AM ET 01.23 | At long last, we have an explanation. There's finally a medical term to attach to Taylor Martinez's foot injury that changed the course of Nebraska's football season. In an email sent Wednesday by Martinez's father, Casey Martinez, to several news outlets -- including The World Herald -- a doctor in North Carolina described Taylor's injury as a "plantar plate tear" of the second metatarsophalangeal joint, or "2nd MPJ," in his left foot. Dr. Mark Quist, a podiatrist and president of Carolina Foot and Ankle, diagnosed Martinez after the season. "His treatment has consisted of (physical therapy), immobilization with a leg walker, injections, inserts and medications," read Quist's message, which was a part of Casey's email.

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January 23, 2014  08:29 AM ET

Now we can all rest easy. I'm sure lots of us were staying up late trying to figure out what was ailing Taylor.
Hope he completely heals and has a nice pro career.

January 23, 2014  09:03 AM ET

I suffered a similar plantar injury in my 30's. It took a long time for the pain to subside and will never fully heal. Must wear orthotics inserts for life. Good luck Taylor.

January 23, 2014  09:07 AM ET

Wonder if Bo flew to NC to berate Taylor's dad for using his phone and disseminating "football information", or is Bo on a Prozac "offseason"?

January 23, 2014  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I suffered a similar plantar injury in my 30's. It took a long time for the pain to subside and will never fully heal. Must wear orthotics inserts for life. Good luck Taylor.

Foot problems are a genuine, gold-plated biotch, no doubt about it. How did you hurt it originallyl?

January 23, 2014  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Foot problems are a genuine, gold-plated biotch, no doubt about it. How did you hurt it originallyl?

Intramural sports and wearing shoes with no arch support. The pounding took it's toll.

January 23, 2014  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Wonder if Bo flew to NC to berate Taylor's dad for using his phone and disseminating "football information", or is Bo on a Prozac "offseason"?

LMAO.

I think I need some Prozac for the offseason.

January 23, 2014  10:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

...I think I need some Prozac for the offseason.

You working on being a hypochondriac? heh heh

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January 23, 2014  01:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Hope he completely heals and has a nice pro career.

Unfortunately, neither of those scenarios is likely to happen.

January 23, 2014  02:29 PM ET

You know I was sound asleep last night when I suddenly awoke at 3:45 am, sat up in my bed and said to myself "damn what was that mysterious injury that kept Taylor Martinez out of action last yr".

Thanks for clearing that up for me FN. Much obliged.

 
January 23, 2014  03:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

You know I was sound asleep last night when I suddenly awoke at 3:45 am, sat up in my bed and said to myself "damn what was that mysterious injury that kept Taylor Martinez out of action last yr".Thanks for clearing that up for me FN. Much obliged.

You can sleep well tonight.

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