Nebraska will be missing one of the best receivers in school history when the Cornhuskers take the field against Tennessee in the Music City Bowl. Questions remain about the health of starting quarterback Tommy Armstrong.
Senior wideout Jordan Westerkamp has been ruled out of the his last collegiate game by head coach Mike Riley with a knee injury. Westerkamp leads the Cornhuskers this season in receptions (38), yards (526) and touchdowns (five).
Jordan Westerkamp is out for the game with a knee injury. He’s getting surgery. Non contact. No ligaments. Meniscus. 3 months.
— Samuel McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) December 15, 2016
Westerkamp ranks second in school history in receptions and is only six yards away from second in reception yards in school history. Riley announced that his top receiver should be healthy enough for NFL Draft preparations.
Armstrong has been dealing with a torn hamstring and his status against Tennessee is uncertain. According to Husker Extra, Armstrong has not participated in any bowl practices, thus far. Senior Ryker Fyfe taking snaps with the top offense in place of Armstrong.
Armstrong is a dual threat at QB with 14 passing touchdowns and eight rushing this season. Fyfe has only two career starts in his four seasons in Lincoln.
The Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl is Friday December 30 and 2:30pm CT.