Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong out for Week 9 with turf toe

Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Tommy Armstrong is dealing with what coach Mike Riley called a “turf toe deal” and will miss Saturday’s game at Purdue. Ben McLaughlin of Husker Sports Network reported the update on Twitter.

Riley: "it's like a turf toe deal…" #Huskers

— Ben McLaughlin (@bmclaughlin4) October 29, 2015

As a result, Armstrong’s streak of 22 consecutive starts will be snapped, with backup and former walk-on Ryker Fyfe drawing the start. For Fyfe in particular, the pressure will be on.

No pressure on QB Ryker Fyfe Saturday. Just trying to help Nebraska avoid its first pre-November sixth loss in school history.

— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) October 29, 2015

Armstrong sustained the injury in last weekend’s loss to Northwestern, which dropped Nebraska to 3-5 on the season. In 2015, Armstrong has thrown for 2,052 yards and 16 touchdowns while rushing for 257 yards and four scores. In his Huskers career, he has thrown for 5,713 yards with 47 touchdowns while rushing for 1,164 yards and 12 scores.

Nebraska’s season is already lost, but Armstrong is easily the team’s best player. Losing him this weekend makes salvaging 2015 at all even tougher.

Kickoff at Purdue is slated for 12 p.m. ET on ESPNU

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