Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong Returns To The Field After Being Carted Off And Taken To The Hospital

Nebraska senior quarterback Tommy Armstrong was carted off the field on Saturday in the second quarter against Ohio State. He eventually did return to the stadium in third quarter after a quick trip to the hospital.

12:30 A.M: Armstrong tweeted to Nebraska fans on early Sunday morning, thanking them for his concern, while also praising Ohio State fans.

11:04 P.M: Nebraska head coach Mike Riley said during his post-game press conference Armstrong's status for Minnesota next week is not known at this time. "It's too early to tell what his situation is," said Riley. But Riley did say it was a good situation that he came back to the field.

9:35 P.M: Armstrong was released from the hospital and returned to the stadium in scrubs to be with his teammates.

8:45 P.M: Nebraska senior quarterback Tommy Armstrong was carted off the field on Saturday after hitting his head on a rushing attempt. Both Nebraska and the Ohio State medical staff took their time moving Armstrong, who wore a brace while leaving the field. Armstrong did give a thumbs up as he was exiting.

The following image is the play Armstrong was hurt on. He was not able to brace himself and eventually hit his head on the field. 

Greg Bartram, USA Today Sports

In a release by the Nebraska Media Relations Department, according to medical personnel on the sideline, Armstrong 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.

Nebraska senior walk-on Ryker Fyfe replaced Armstrong.

Nebraska on Scout will pass along more as information becomes available. 

Armstrong became Nebraska's career total offense leader on Saturday in the first quarter against the Buckeyes. 

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