Wisconsin releases statement regarding COVID-related testing information
Wisconsin has released a statement Sunday evening, indicating that the Badgers will not be releasing specific COVID-related testing information in regards to specific players.
The statement from the Badgers comes just hours after a report rocked the B1G. That report indicated that new starting quarterback Graham Mertz had tested positive for COVID-19 and was awaiting the results of his confirmation test.
Here is the statement from Wisconsin:
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— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) October 26, 2020
It sounds like fans should not be looking for a confirmation to Sunday’s report anytime soon. However, fans will likely have an answer in due time, depending on if and for how long Mertz misses action.
Following B1G protocols, Mertz would miss at least the next three games if he did indeed test positive. That stretch includes games against Nebraska, Purdue, and Michigan.
Mertz truly burst onto the scene with a fantastic debut Friday night and was likely the starter moving forward regardless of the status of Jack Coan. For now, all fans can do is wait and see if he is available against the Cornhuskers or still on the sidelines.