This week, Nebraska will honor its senior football players in their game against Maryland.
In a game that will be high with emotion, starting quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. will be held out with an injury to his hamstring. Armstrong was initially a game-time decision before it was officially announced that he would not play.
After Armstrong learned he would not suit up for his final home game, he wrote a heartfelt message to Cornhuskers fans on social media.
Armstrong Jr. has sustained injuries in back to back weeks that have caused him to miss time on the field. In Nebraska’s blowout loss to Ohio State, Armstrong slammed his head against the turf while diving out of bounds. He would lay motionless for several minutes before being carted off and taken directly to the hospital.
After being cleared to play the following week against Minnesota, he sustained an injury to his hamstring.
The Cornhuskers have one more regular season game remaining on their schedule against Iowa and Armstrong Jr. should be ready to play for that game. However, that game will be played on the road, making this the last time he would have been able to play for his home fans.
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