Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong’s injury may not have been as bad as originally feared.
Huskers coach Mike Riley said on the team’s radio broadcast during halftime, “I think everything is going to be OK” with Armstrong. Armstrong had to be strapped to a board and carted off the field after landing hard on his head/neck area in the first half of Nebraska’s game against Ohio State.
On #Huskers radio broadcast, Mike Riley says "I think everything is going to be OK" with Tommy Armstrong.
— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) November 6, 2016
ESPN’s Sam Ponder said on the broadcast that the injury is “nothing related to the spine.”
Nebraska released a statement several minutes after the injury and it sounded encouraging. Armstrong was moving his extremities and gave a thumbs up on his way off the field.
The statement: “According to Nebraska medical personnel, quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. was briefly knocked unconscious. He was moving all extremities and talking while on the field. He is being taken to a local hospital for further evaluation.”
Armstrong is in his fourth season as Nebraska’s quarterback and he set the school record for career yards earlier in the game against Ohio State.
Entering the game, Armstrong was 115 of 217 for 1,764 yards with 11 TDs and seven INTs this season.
In his career, Armstrong had 8,455 passing yards, 64 scores and 43 INTs through the air before Saturday.