With a promising season just around the corner, Wake Forest football has taken a serious blow.
After going 11-3 last season topped off by a win over Rutgers in the Gator Bowl, hopes are high for Wake Forest Football heading into a new season. But on Wednesday morning The school announced quarterback Sam Hartman will be out indefinitely due to a “non-football related illness”.
Wake Forest head coach Dave Clawson said Hartman will be back this year and the quarterback had a medical procedure Tuesday night to address the issue.
After Tuesday’s practice, Hartman went to see a doctor. Details can’t be released due to privacy restrictions, but that medical staff have decided he should be banned from the competition indefinitely is revealing and worrying.
The school released a statement by Hartman.
Tuesday was a frustrating day but I thank our medical staff and Dr. Very grateful to Chris Miles and Niles Fleet for staying with me through this process,” Hartman said in a statement released by the school. “I’m looking forward to embarking on this rehabilitation process and I’m so grateful for the support I’ve received from my family, teammates and coaches.”
Wake Forest Football suffers massive losses as Sam Hartman is out
Hartman transitioned to the football side and earned second-team All ACC honors that guided the Demon Deacons to the ACC Atlantic Championship last year while throwing for a school record for 4,228 yards with 50 touchdowns (39 passes). A three-year starter, he is the school’s all-time leader in passing touchdowns at 72.
Clawson also offered a statement on the Hartman news.
Sam Hartman is the true embodiment of a leader and one of the finest young men I’ve ever had to coach things on the field. Also, he is an incredible person in the community and in the classroom. We look forward to having Sam back on the field as soon as possible and in the meantime Sam and his family have the full support of our coaching staff and program in his recovery.
In Hartman’s absence, however long it may be, sophomore Michael Kern is the favorite to step in as starting quarterback for the Demon Deacons in fourth year. Third-year freshman Mitch Griffis, who has also seen some action during his career, is another possible option.
Wake Forest will open their 2022 season on September 1 against VMI, but Hartman’s health is a far bigger concern now.
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