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Wake Forest QB Had Rib Removed

Written by Tony Ghaul

Wake Forest QB Sam Hartman missed the first week of the season due to a non-football medical issue. It was later disclosed that the fifth-year senior was recovering from a blood clot attributed to a condition known as Paget-Schroetter syndrome.

“After our diagnosis on August 9, we first did a procedure to remove the blood clot. Secondly, we performed surgery to eliminate the pressure on the vein and then dilated the vein,” Hartman’s surgeon said in a statement at the time.

As part of the two procedures, Hartman also had one of his ribs removed. He revealed on Friday that he still has his rib, but it’s now in Tupperware in the back of his refrigerator. And he intends to keep it. Not only that, he intends to wear it.

After returning in Week 2 against Vanderbilt, Hartman led Wake to a 6-5 record. He completed 63% of his passes for 3,421 yards, 35 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Expectations are that he’ll soon declare for the 2023 NFL draft.

Wake Forest QB Sam Hartman. Photo courtsey of Michael Hickey/Getty Images

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