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Wisconsin QB Graham Mertz (chest) hurt against Michigan

Oct 2, 2021; Madison, Wisconsin, USA;  Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Graham Mertz (5) walks from the field after being injured during the third quarter against the Michigan Wolverines at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 2, 2021; Madison, Wisconsin, USA; Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Graham Mertz (5) walks from the field after being injured during the third quarter against the Michigan Wolverines at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz exited Saturday’s 38-17 home loss to Michigan with a chest injury.

Badgers coach Paul Chryst said Mertz went to a local hospital for further evaluation.

Mertz was injured when he was hit by Michigan’s Daxton Hill while being sacked during the first series of the third quarter.

Mertz was 8-of-15 passing for 115 yards and one touchdown before departing. Chase Wolf replaced him and was 3-of-8 passing for 52 yards, with one touchdown and one interception.

Chryst said that tight end Jake Ferguson also left with a chest injury. Ferguson had two catches for 28 yards.

Wisconsin (1-3, 0-2 Big Ten) has been outscored 79-30 over the last two games. The Badgers lost to Notre Dame 41-13 last week.

–Field Level Media