Sam Hartman 12/31/21 Wake Forest Demon Deacons quarterback Sam Hartman (10) holds up the MVP trophy after the game Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights faced each other in the 2021 TaxSlayer Gator Bowl. Wake Forest defeated Rutgers 38-10. [Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union]

Wake Forest quarterback Sam Hartman was one of the most prolific quarterbacks in all of college football last season, but both Hartman and the Wake Forest faithful received some extremely unfortunate news that could sideline him for a while.

It was announced on Wednesday that Hartman will be sidelined indefinitely due to a non-football-related injury. This diagnosis comes after Hartman sought medical attention after a workout on Tuesday.

After the evaluation was finished, the team removed him from all team activities indefinitely.

This is definitely an extremely unfortunate situation for Hartman, who has quietly been one of the most underrated quarterbacks in all of college football.

Hartman finished the 2021 college football season with Second-Team All ACC honors only behind former Pittsburgh Panthers quarterback Kenny Pickett.

While this definitely seems like a crushing diagnosis for the Senior quarterback, but after Demon Deacons head coach Dave Clawson revealed that Hartman underwent a medical procedure last night, there is optimism that Hartman will return at some point this season.

Hartman seems to be as positive about the situation as possible given the circumstances, saying that he is looking forward to getting back on the field with his teammates as soon as possible.

“Tuesday was a frustrating day, but I am extremely grateful for our medical staff and for Dr. Chris Miles and Niles Fleet for staying with me throughout this process,” Hartman said in a statement released by the school. “I look forward to attacking this rehabilitation process and I am so appreciative of the support I have received from my family, teammates and coaches.”

This news will certainly make it more difficult for Wake Forest to return to the ACC Championship game as they did last season if Hartman is set to miss significant time but right now, it’s all about making sure Hartman gets healthy.


About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.