Sam Hartman #10 of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons holds the MVP trophy carrying out a 3810 victory contrary to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., on Dec. 31, 2021. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Hartman, a three-year starter, sought medical assistance after practice Tuesday, Wake Forest said, for a concern unrelated compared to that session and football generally. He was advised to step from competition indefinitely.
Tuesday was a frustrating day, but I’m extremely grateful for the medical staff and for Dr. Chris Miles and Niles Fleet for sticking to me throughout this technique, Hartman said in a statement released by the institution. I anticipate attacking this rehabilitation process and I’m so appreciative of the support I’ve received from my children, teammates and coaches.
Michael Kern, a fourth-year sophomore, will assume the starting quarterback role with Hartman away.
Hartman accounted for 4,228 yards and 50 total touchdowns last season, capping the entire year with a make an impression on Rutgers in the Gator Bowl.
Sam Hartman may be the true embodiment of a leader and is among the finest teenagers I have ever endured the pleasure to teach, coach Dave Clawson said. Sam was intensely centered on the betterment of his teammates through the entire entire offseason and helping our program continue steadily to achieve great things on the field. Additionally, he could be an unbelievable person locally and in the classroom. Well anticipate having Sam back on the field the moment he is able to, and for the time being Sam and his family have the entire support of our coaching staff and program in his recovery.
Clawson and Wake Forest didn’t address the chance of a redshirt season for Hartman, who has another year of eligibility remaining.