Trevor Lawrence is not going to play for Clemson when the Tigers tackle Boston School on Saturday.
Lawrence examined constructive for coronavirus, the workforce introduced. It is going to maintain him out of the sport towards the Eagles, permitting a youthful quarterback to take the reins.
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Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and Lawrence launched statements on the constructive check.
“Trevor has approved us this night to announce that he has examined constructive for COVID-19 and is now in isolation,” Swinney stated in an announcement. “He’s doing effectively with delicate signs however is not going to be accessible for this week’s recreation towards Boston School. Whereas we definitely will miss Trevor, this is a chance for different guys to step up and we’re enthusiastic about competing towards an excellent BC workforce on Saturday. Go Tigers.”
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Lawrence added: “I’ve examined constructive for COVID-19, and my signs have been comparatively delicate whereas I’m following the protocol from Clemson and the ACC. The one factor that hurts is lacking a possibility to be with my teammates this weekend and play the sport I like. I hate that I can’t be there, however I’ll be watching from isolation and pulling for our guys whereas I await the chance [to] rejoin the workforce. God bless and Go Tigers!”
However how lengthy will Lawrence be out for?
The quarterback will should be in isolation for 10 days, which is able to take him proper as much as recreation time for Clemson’s extremely anticipated matchup towards Notre Dame.
It’s nonetheless doable that Lawrence will make the sport. The ACC doesn’t have a test-out possibility just like the SEC did with Alabama coach Nick Saban.
Lawrence’s first day on the mend was Wednesday, as ESPN defined. That can rely as the primary day within the 10-day interval. Phrase of his constructive check didn’t trickle out till Thursday evening. ESPN reported that it was doable Lawrence began to expertise signs earlier, which might transfer up his eligibility date.
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The Heisman front-runner has been the primary man for Clemson since he stepped in for Kelly Bryant in 2018. He has 1,833 passing yards, 17 landing passes, two interceptions and eight sacks this season. Clemson is 6-Zero.
Since Lawrence took over as Clemson’s quarterback in the course of his freshman season, the Tigers have solely misplaced as soon as. He led the workforce to a nationwide championship throughout the 2017 season. It culminated with a 44-16 beatdown of Alabama for the title.