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Tommy Armstrong | Quarterback

Team: Nebraska Cornhuskers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 11/8/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 220

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Nebraska redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong (hamstring) will not play against Tennessee in the Music City Bowl on Friday.
Armstrong suffered a severe hamstring injury against Minnesota in November. The Cornhuskers have been prepping Ryker Fyfe as a starter during practice this month, so Armstrong's absence for the Music City Bowl shouldn't come as a surprise. Fri, Dec 30, 2016 03:37:00 PM

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Land of 10's Chris Heady relays that Nebraska redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong (hamstring) "likely won't play" in Friday's showdown with Tennessee in the Music City Bowl.

Armstrong continues to recover from what backup QB Ryker Fyfe referred to as a torn hamstring. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound redshirt senior gunslinger initially suffered the injury versus Minnesota midway through November. Assuming Armstrong can't give it a go on Friday, it will be Fyfe's show against the Volunteers.
Source: Land of 10
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 01:13:00 PM

Nebraska senior QB Ryker Fyfe said that redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong is recovering from a torn hamstring.

Armstrong initially suffered a hamstring injury against Minnesota in mid-November. He managed to play (ineffectively) against Iowa in the regular-season finale. In that contest, Fyfe said, Armstrong was just 30%. "He can barely run. He has a torn hamstring," Fyfe said. "That usually lasts four to six weeks and he came back in a week so you have got to give him more credit for going out there even more than he deserves." Obviously, Fyfe is not a member of Nebraska's training staff, but at the very least, his comments would seem to strongly indicate that Armstrong should be considered a major question mark for the Music City Bowl on December 30.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 07:13:00 PM

Nebraska redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong (hamstring) did not practice on Friday.

Per HC Mike Riley, Ryker Fyfe is currently taking starting prep in bowl practice. Armstrong injured his hamstring against Minnesota on November 12 and while he played against Iowa in the regular-season finale -- Riley called it a "courageous" showing -- it looks like he will need a rapid turnaround in order to play in the Music City Bowl versus Tennessee on December 30. If Armstrong can't play, Zack Darlington would serve as Fyfe's backup against the Vols.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 04:04:00 PM

Nebraska HC Mike Riley indicated that redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong (hamstring) is not yet at 100%.

Armstrong fought through a bum hamstring (initially suffered against Minnesota in mid-November) to play against Iowa in the regular-season finale. He managed just 125 passing yards in that one. While the 6-foot-1, 220-pound gunslinger still has several more weeks to recover before the Cornhuskers take on Tennessee in the Music City Bowl on December 30, HC Mike Riley has not confirmed him as starter as of yet, saying, "Tommy will start if he’s going to be healthy for a good part of the prep time. That could mean a week or 10 days before the game." Expect further clarification as to his playing status in the coming weeks.
Source: Land of 10
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 04:14:00 PM

Nebraska redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong (ankle/hamstring) went 13-of-35 for 125 yards and a touchdown in a 40-10 loss to Iowa on Friday.

Playing with a balky hamstring, Armstrong was every bit as bad as his stat line suggests. With backup Ryker Fyfe injured, Nebraska (9-3, 6-3) didn't have much of a choice but to roll with Armstrong through his struggles. The Huskers head into bowl season having won four more games in this regular season than they did in the last one.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 07:51:00 PM

Nebraska redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong (ankle/hamstring) expects to play Friday against Iowa.

Armstrong returned to practice earlier this week after missing Saturday’s 28-7 win over Maryland due to an injured hamstring. "I’m good to go and have been practicing as much as I can," said Armstrong. "I feel like if we had a game today I would play. I’m ready and it has been a long wait for me." With backup Ryker Fyfe injured, Nebraska may be forced to roll with Zack Darlington, who moved from receiver to quarterback two weeks ago, if Armstrong can't go.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 03:41:00 PM

Nebraska redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong (ankle/hamstring) was a limited participant in practice on Monday.

Cornhuskers HC Mike Riley indicated that while Armstrong remains sore and was not practicing at full speed on Monday, his involvement was "pretty encouraging." With backup Ryker Fyfe nursing a broken left wrist, Armstrong's return (or lack thereof, depending) for Friday's showdown with Iowa could well make the difference between winning and losing. He is on the mend from hamstring and ankle injuries initially sustained against Minnesota on November 12. Those injuries forced him to sit out this past weekend's win over Maryland.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 01:33:00 PM

Nebraska HC Mike Riley indicated that more should known about the status of redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong (ankle/hamstring) on Tuesday.

Riley did offer that Armstrong is "getting better" and has "definitely improved" since suffering multiple leg injuries against Minnesota two weekends ago. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound gunslinger sat out this past weekend's game against Maryland to rest up those ailments. In a simple twist of fate, backup Ryker Fyfe proceeded to break his left wrist in that contest. Nebraska finishes out their regular-season campaign against Iowa on Black Friday.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 03:31:00 PM

Nebraska redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong (ankle/hamstring) is day-to-day.

On Wednesday night, HC Mike Riley relayed that Armstrong's status for Saturday's game against Maryland remains a question mark. He said that the quarterback has thrown at least a little during this practice week. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound redshirt senior sustained multiple injuries in last weekend's win over Minnesota. Ryker Fyfe would be in line to start should Armstrong be unable to go.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 01:13:00 PM

Nebraska HC Mike Riley said that redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong's playing status won't be determined until later in the week due to ankle and hamstring injuries.

Armstrong -- who was briefly hospitalized after hitting his head on the ground against Ohio State two weeks ago -- started against Minnesota over the weekend after passing through the concussion protocol during the practice week. Alas, the 6-foot-1, 220-pounder came away from that contest with fresh, shiny new injuries, including ankle and hamstring ailments. Should it be determined that Armstrong will need to sit out this coming weekend's game against Maryland, Ryker Fyfe would likely draw the start in his place.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 02:41:00 PM

Nebraska redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong (concussion) is listed as the starter for Saturday's game against Minnesota.

Armstrong is on the field and warming up, so it looks like he's received medical clearance to play. Ryker Fyfe will relieve him again if Armstrong can't make it through the entirety of Saturday's affair.
Source: Land of 10
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 07:10:00 PM

Nebraska HC Mike Riley indicated that if redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong shows no symptoms of a concussion on Friday, he could receive medical clearance to play against Minnesota.

Armstrong sported a green, non-contact jersey during Thursday's practice, but that he was participating in practice at all is an encouraging sign. He was placed in the concussion protocol after suffering a frightening head injury against Ohio State this past weekend, one which ultimately required him to be ambulanced to a local hospital. Nebraska won't be taking any risks with Armstrong's health, here, and if he does not receive clearance, starting honors would fall to Ryker Fyfe.
Source: Land of 10
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 02:07:00 PM

Nebraska redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong has been placed in the concussion protocol.

Armstrong was briefly hospitalized after knocking his head on the ground at the end of a third-quarter run against Ohio State on Saturday. Now two days removed from that scary situation, HC Mike Riley deemed the 6-foot-1, 220-pounder to be "day-to-day" in advance of this weekend's upcoming date with Minnesota. He told reporters that Armstrong "feels good" at this stage, but said that at this juncture, Ryker Fyfe is likely to draw the start against the Gophs on Saturday.
Source: Land of 10
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 12:59:00 PM

Nebraska HC Mike Riley indicated that it is too early to place a timetable on the return of redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong (head).

"Too early to tell exactly what his situation is for next week playing football. But the good situation is that he came back out [to the sideline on Saturday]," Riley said. Armstrong was knocked unconscious after hitting his head on the ground at the end of a short run in the second quarter of this weekend's loss to Ohio State. An ambulance took him to a local hospital after an intense scene of uncertainty on the field, to the point where even the Ohio State faithful were chanting "Tommy." Armstrong was eventually able to return to the sideline after undergoing evaluation. Nebraska plays Minnesota next weekend. Expect further updates on Armstrong's availability for that one over the course of the practice week.
Source: ESPN.com
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 09:08:00 AM