Wake Forest star quarterback Sam Hartman has not been with the team since he was sidelined from team activities due to a non-football-related medical condition back in August, but the team received some great news regarding the star quarterback on Tuesday.
Along with this news, the University released a statement regarding what exactly Hartman was dealing with while away from team activities, revealing that Hartman had a blood clot in his subclavian vein.
“Sam developed a blood clot in the subclavian vein. This condition is known as Paget-Schroetter syndrome, or effort thrombosis. We suspect this occurred as a result of a previous infection that eventually caused inflammation. After our diagnosis on August 9, we first did a procedure to remove the blood clot. Secondly, we performed surgery to eliminate the pressure on the vein and then dilated the vein. On Friday, we did another follow-up ultrasound on Sam and everything looked great. The clot was gone, the blood flow was good and he felt great. Blood thinner therapies were discontinued once they became medically unnecessary and he is medically cleared to return to full competition.”
Hartman was extremely impressive last season, finishing the year with 4,228 yards and 39 touchdowns (with 14 interceptions), which was good enough to earn him an All-ACC second team honor last season behind Kenny Pickett,
His return to the program should be a huge boost for a team that has high hopes to potentially win the ACC this season after losing in the ACC Championship game to Pittsburgh last year.