Wisconsin is sitting and waiting.

Over the weekend, it was reported that redshirt freshman quarterback Graham Mertz tested positive for COVID-19. That positive result would mean the QB would not be able to participate in a competition for a minimum of 21 days for the Badgers.

Currently, Wisconsin is waiting for a confirmation on the positive result. On Monday morning, Paul Chryst was asked about Mertz’s situation, but the head coach stayed quiet on the situation.

“That is one thing I can’t speak on and therefore won’t — anything with the coronavirus and with the results of all the testing that we’re doing,” Chryst said Monday morning on WIBA-AM radio, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

Mertz was brilliant in his first career start on Friday night. The redshirt freshman completed 20-of-21 passes, including his first 17 throws. He finished the game with 248 yards and 5 touchdowns, leading Wisconsin to a 45-7 victory over Illinois to start the year 1-0.

With Jack Coan out due to a foot injury, the Badgers would be on their third-string quarterback for next week’s game against Nebraska if Mertz’s positive result is confirmed.