Tommy Armstrong not practicing with team ahead of Music City Bowl

Posted at 6:53 PM, Dec 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-09 19:53:22-05

The Nebraska football team is still without its leader, Mike Riley said after practice today. Senior quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. has been dealing with a nagging hamstring injury since the Nov. 12 matchup with Minnesota.

According to Riley, the Huskers will act as if Ryker Fyfe is the starting quarterback until closer to the Music City Bowl. Riley said while Ryker will take snaps with the first-team offense for now, he is hopeful that Armstrong will be able to return in time for the bowl game.

Armstrong missed Nebraska's Nov. 19 game against Maryland because of the hamstring injury, but returned Nov. 25 for the game against Iowa. Riley said that Armstrong suffered a setback in the healing process during the Iowa game.

Nebraska and Tennessee will face-off in the Music City Bowl Friday, Dec. 30th at 2:30 p.m.