Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. taken off on stretcher after landing on head

Nick Bromberg
COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 5: Tommy Armstrong Jr. #4 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers is looked at by trainers from Ohio State after being injured on a tackle in the second quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. Armstrong Jr. was taken off on a cart and did not return. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 5: Tommy Armstrong Jr. #4 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers is looked at by trainers from Ohio State after being injured on a tackle in the second quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. Armstrong Jr. was taken off on a cart and did not return. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. was carted off the field on a stretcher after a nasty landing out of bounds in the second quarter vs. Ohio State. Thankfully, he returned to the sidelines in the second half.

Armstrong was scrambling out of bounds when he was hit cleanly below the waist. He tumbled forward and landed headfirst on the turf.

Tommy Armstrong tumbles to the turf. (Getty)
Tommy Armstrong tumbles to the turf. (Getty)

He was immediately motionless after the hit and was tended to by medical staff from both teams. Trainers cut off his shoulder pads and jersey and he was strapped to a backboard and placed in a neck brace. An ambulance was driven down the Ohio Stadium tunnel and Armstrong was transferred to the ambulance on the field before the game began.

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Armstrong gave the crowd a thumbs up as he was carted off and the Ohio State crowd started chanting “Tommy, Tommy.” Nebraska said Armstrong was talking while on the field and was able to move all his extremities.

Armstrong returned to Nebraska’s sideline in the third quarter after he was checked out at a local hospital.

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