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Breaking: Star ACC Quarterback Out Indefinitely

A general view of Wake Forest's football field.

WINSTON SALEM, NC - SEPTEMBER 30: A general view of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons versus Florida State Seminoles at BB&T Field on September 30, 2017 in Winston Salem, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Wake Forest will be without star quarterback Sam Hartman indefinitely, the program announced Wednesday morning.

According to a statement released by Wake Forest, Hartman "sought medical attention for a non-football related condition" following a workout on Tuesday. 

"The results of those tests and subsequent treatment will remove Sam from team activities indefinitely," the statement reads. "The timeline for his return to competition is uncertain."

Wake Forest did not specify what issue Hartman is dealing with out of respect for Hartman and compliance with HIPAA, but according to, it is not related to the thyroid condition he had surgery for in high school.

“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 his own statement. "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.”

First and foremost, we wish Hartman all the best with whatever he's dealing with and hope he can make a full recovery. Football is secondary to his health.

From a gridiron standpoint though, this is a major loss for the Demon Deacons. Hartman is a three-year starter with 9,266 passing yards and 72 passing touchdowns to his name, plus 16 scores on the ground.

He threw for over 4,000 yards in 2021 and totaled 50 touchdowns. Replacing him will be close to impossible for Wake, especially this close to the start of the season.