Injury Update: Savage out for year, Martinez out vs. West Virginia

Line backer Duke Khalid, safety Kobe Savage and defensive end Brendan Mott celebrate at the Texas game on Nov. 12. K-State lost to the Longhorns 34-27 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. (Julia Smith | Collegian Media Group)

Chris Klieman announced safety Kobe Savage is out for the year and quarterback Adrian Martinez is out against West Virginia at his press conference on Tuesday.

Savage has led the team with three interceptions and is second in the team in total tackles with 58. Safeties Cincere Mason and TJ Smith are possible replacements in the starting lineup.

Martinez has been declared out for the game but not for the season, according to Klieman. Quarterback Will Howard will replace Martinez for the game. Howard has played in three games this season, throwing for 717 yards and nine touchdowns.

Howard planned on redshirting the season but would lose the redshirt tag if he played in five or more games. Klieman said that the team and Howard are okay with losing the redshirt.

The Wildcats face off against the West Virginia Mountaineers at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, in Morgantown, West Virginia.