Lost in the shuffle of Saturday’s loss to Northwestern was the fact that Tommy Armstrong did not come out of it healthy.

The Husker quarterback tweaked his foot and was in a walking boot after the game. On Tuesday, Armstrong was held out of practice completely.

It wasn’t clear when Armstrong hurt it. He never left the game and had a 14-yard rush in the contest. One of the B1G’s most durable quarterbacks, Armstrong hasn’t missed a game in the last two seasons.

His status for Saturday’s game against Purdue is certainly in question.

With Armstrong on the shelf, Grand Island native Ryker Fyfe got all the No. 1 snaps.

“I thought Ryker came in and did some nice things today,” Offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf said. “He looked good in practice today and we got him a lot of work. At this time of year and a guy who hasn’t gotten many reps, it is good to get him some one reps and get him back up to speed.”

Fyfe played in mop up duty against South Alabama and entered five contests last year but has never started a game. If Armstrong can’t play, the team would likely travel with Zack Darlington as Fyfe’s backup.

Because it’s a road game, Armstrong’s status will probably be determined by Thursday or Friday.