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Nebraska’s Tommy Armstrong Jr. carted off after scary injury

He gave a thumbs up as he came off the field.

Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. was carted off the field during Saturday night’s game against Ohio State after a scary injury.

Armstrong was leveled out of bounds after scrambling for a first down, and hit his head against the ground. He lied motionless for a few minutes and was put on a stretcher to be taken off the field, giving a thumbs up to the crowd.

Nebraska released a statement following the play, relaying that Armstrong was briefly knocked unconscious, and was able to move his extremities and talk while down on the field.

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He’s being taken to the hospital for further evaluation.

UPDATE (10:40 p.m. ET): Armstrong is out of the hospital, and back on the field.

– Kenny Ducey