Good news, Nebraska fans. Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. “could be” cleared by Friday to play Saturday against Minnesota, according to coach Mike Riley.
Thank you all for the prayers… everything is good and I'm glad to be back with my team. Also thank you @OhioStateFB and the fans.
— Tommy Armstrong Jr. (@Tommy_Gun4) November 6, 2016
Riley met with reporters on Thursday after practice and updated Armstrong’s medical status. Armstrong has passed all of his medical tests so far, Riley said.
“If Tommy is able to play, we won’t have to limit anything that’s in the game plan,” Riley said.
Nebraska’s quarterback missed a second consecutive practice on Wednesday after suffering a head injury against Ohio State last weekend. He was then placed in concussion protocol.
Armstrong was briefly knocked unconscious, according to a statement from the team. But he was able to move all extremities and was talking on the field before being carted off. He was taken to a local hospital but was released that night.
This is what a bad concussion looks like. Hope Tommy Armstrong is ok. pic.twitter.com/Ljnn7SAmgU
— Jack Grimse (@JackGrimse) November 6, 2016
Nebraska lost 62-3 to Ohio State. Armstrong was 4-of-15 passing for 74 yards and one interception before sustaining the injury.