On Wednesday morning, the Wake Forest football team announced that star quarterback Sam Hartman will be out indefinitely.
After a practice Tuesday, Hartman sought medical attention for an ailment unrelated to football. Details about the medical condition will not be released publicly.
“Tuesday was a frustrating day, but I’m very thankful for our medical staff and Dr. Chris Miles and Niles Fleet for being with me through this entire process,” Hartman said in a statement released by the school. “I’m looking forward to attacking this rehabilitation process and I’m very grateful for the support I’ve received from my family, teammates and coaches.”
Fans are devastated by the news but are hoping for a speedy recovery.
“Man … best wishes to Sam Hartman. Hope to see him healthy and on the field soon,” ESPN’s Bill Connelly said.
“I haven’t covered many guys more thoughtful, passionate and insightful than Sam Hartman. I really hope he can get back to what he loves soon,” said football reporter David Hale.
Hartman, a three-year starter, had a breakout season in 2021 when he led Wake to the ACC Atlantic Division title. He also helped lead the team to a Gator Bowl win over Rutgers as he threw for 4,228 yards and totaled 50 touchdowns on the year.