"He's doing what he can do right now, and we're just easing him back into things," Nebraska offensive coordinator Tim Beck said. "If he needs a break, we give him a break. It's a day-to-day, period-to-period deal.
"There's a little bit of rust, but he still sees things well. He's a veteran player and he sees defenses well. He knows where he needs to go with the ball. He's just getting the cobwebs out a little bit."
In Martinez's absence, the Huskers have gone with a two-quarterback system, something they might not go away from even when the All-Big Ten quarterback returns.
"I think both (Tommy Armstrong) and (Taylor Martinez) have earned the right to play, but you can only play one guy at a time" Beck said. "We'll cross that bridge when we get there, but we're going to play the best guy, the healthiest guy and the guy that's going to help us win."