Update 6:30 p.m.: Here’s a pic of Mertz warming up. And if the Badgers social media team is any indication, we likely have our starter for this evening. A Mertz that is able to warmup after passing Covid-19 protocols starts over Danny Vanden Boom every time.
Update: 5:48 p.m.: It looks like Mertz will be able to compete.
The statuses of Wisconsin Badgers quarterbacks Graham Mertz and Chase Wolf remain uncertain hours before they are set to play the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday night. Both quarterbacks reportedly had tested positive for the coronavirus following the game.
Wisconsin will return to the field for the first time since Oct. 23, a season-opening 45-7 home win over the Illinois Fighting Illini. The Badgers canceled their last two games against Nebraska and Purdue after a coronavirus outbreak within the Wisconsin program.
In his first career start, Mertz put his name in Wisconsin football record books, completing 20 of 21 passes for 248 yards and five touchdowns in the win over Illinois.
If neither player is able to go, fourth string quarterback Danny Vanden Boom would likely get the start.
According to the oddsmakers at DraftKings Sportsbook, Wisconsin is favored by 6.5 points on the road against Michigan with the point total set at 51.5.
This game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET from Michigan Stadium and can be seen on ABC.