The top-ranked Clemson Tigers star quarterback is isolated, but may be in time for a big game with the Fourth Notre Dame next weekend.
Trevor Lawrence, Clemson’s star quarterback, tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the Tigers’ first match against Boston University on Saturday. Lawrence and the program were announced Thursday night. Lawrence’s positive test came on Wednesday after he tested negative on Sunday, Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich told CBS Sports.
Lawrence missed the match on Saturday and the status of the confrontation with Notre Dame University next week is unknown, but it looks like he could be cleared.
“I tested positive for COVID-19, but the symptoms were relatively mild while following the Clemson and ACC protocols. The pain is that I missed the opportunity to play games with my teammates this weekend. I just love it. ” “I hate not being there, but while I wait for the opportunity to rejoin the team, I’ll watch over from isolation and pull our guys out.”
According to ACC guidelines, athletes who test positive should be quarantined “at least 10 days after the start of the symptom / positive test”.
Until Lawrence returns, the Tigers will look to true freshman DJ Uiagalelei. This is a 5-star outlook from the 2020 recruitment class. Uiagalelei has completed a 102-yard 12-of-19 pass on a backup mission this season.
“Trever has approved tonight to announce that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now in quarantine,” Swinnie said in a statement. “He’s doing well with mild symptoms, but he can’t play in this week’s match against Boston University. He certainly misses Trevor, but this is an opportunity for others to step up and a very good BC. I’m excited to compete with the team on Saturday. “
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