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Wisconsin football: Graham Mertz released from hospital

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Mertz left Saturday’s game in the third quarter with a chest injury.

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In the third quarter of Wisconsin’s loss to the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, starting QB Graham Mertz left the game after suffering a chest injury. It was later reported that he was taken to a local Madison hospital and late on Saturday night, UW Athletics sent out this release:

Update on Wisconsin QB Graham Mertz:

QB Graham Mertz was taken to an area hospital for further evaluation after suffering a chest injury during today’s game and was released later this afternoon. His playing status moving forward is yet to be determined.

— #OnWisconsin —

It is awesome news that Mertz was released from the hospital and we hope that he recovers from his injury quickly. Mertz was 8-of-15 for 115 yards and a touchdown before leaving the game and had finally seemed to find his stride.

With his playing status for next weekend’s game against Illinois still undecided, backup Chase Wolf, who struggled against the Wolverines, will be QB1 and Danny Vanden Boom and true freshman Deacon Hill will be the backups.

We will obviously keep you posted on how Mertz is feeling and whether or not he’ll be available to play against the Illini.