Wisconsin issues statement amid reports Mertz tests positive

Illinois Wisconsin Football
Posted at 6:18 AM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 07:18:21-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin says nobody who played in the season opener Friday night tested positive for COVID-19 or reported having any symptoms beforehand, amid weekend reports that quarterback Graham Mertz has tested positive.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and Wisconsin State Journal reported that Mertz would be taking a second test to determine whether his first test was a false positive.

The Journal-Sentinel reported that Mertz’s positive test came one day after the Badgers’ 45-7 victory over Illinois.

A second positive test would require Mertz to miss at least three weeks according to Big Ten protocols.

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