Mike Riley says Tommy Armstrong Jr. is day-to-day
One week after a scary injury that left him motionless on the sidelines inside Ohio Stadium, Tommy Armstrong Jr. delivered one of his best performances of the season in a win against Minnesota.
Unfortunately, though, the Nebraska quarterback’s brilliant evening didn’t come without a price.
After running for a 13-yard touchdown that gave the Huskers a lead late in the game over the Gophers, Armstrong came up hobbled and had to be assisted off the field by some of his offensive linemen. He was said to have sustained a hamstring injury.
Wednesday night, Nebraska head coach Mike Riley confirmed the news and said that his starting quarterback is listed as day-to-day and is questionable for Saturday’s contest against Maryland.
Tommy Armstrong is day to day, per Mike Riley. He threw a little bit. Armstrong conceded he’s “nervous” about status – same as last week.
— Samuel McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) November 17, 2016
Tommy & the media. Said he's "honestly nervous a little bit" as he rehabs for Saturday. Never had a hamstring injury. pic.twitter.com/GYdQtSwVLW
— Brian Christopherson (@HuskerExtraBC) November 17, 2016
Armstrong has been known to bounce back from injuries and play through the bumps and bruises, so his nervousness is worth noting.
The senior completed 19-of-27 passes against Minnesota, throwing for 217 yards and a pair of TDs in the win. He also ran the ball nine times for 61 yards and a score.
With two losses, Nebraska is still in the hunt for the B1G West crown, currently tied with Wisconsin. Since the Badgers took the head-to-head contest, the Huskers would need Wisconsin to lose to either Purdue or Minnesota in order to get to Indianapolis.