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Wisconsin QB Graham Mertz out with chest injury

Wisconsin's Graham Mertz throws during the first half of an NCAA college football game against...
Wisconsin's Graham Mertz throws during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Michigan Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)(Morry Gash | AP)
Published: Oct. 2, 2021 at 1:45 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 2, 2021 at 1:46 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz has left the Badgers’ game against No. 14 Michigan and is now out.

The team says Mertz and tight end Jake Ferguson went to the locker room with chest injuries. They are out for the rest of the game, according to Badger Football communications spokesperson Brian Mason.

Head Coach Paul Chryst said Mertz was taken to a hospital to be evaluated. Ferguson was able to return to the field after he was checked out in the locker room, Chryst added.

Michigan’s Daxton Hill sacked Mertz on a third-and-9 play in the first series of the third quarter.

Mertz was on the ground for a couple of minutes before heading to the sideline.

After going into the medical tent, Mertz went to the locker room.

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