Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence will miss Notre Dame sport attributable to COVID-19

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence will be unable to play subsequent week towards Notre Dame, coach Dabo Swinney mentioned Saturday.

Lawrence was examined for COVID-19 on Wednesday and the college introduced on Thursday he examined constructive, that means he should isolate for at least 10 days per ACC medical advisory group protocols.

As a part of the return-to-play protocols, Lawrence has to cross a collection of cardiac exams, and Swinney mentioned going by way of all of the protocols wouldn’t enable him to be again in time for subsequent Saturday.

With Lawrence out on Saturday, freshman quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei went 30-of-41 for 342 yards with two touchdowns in No. 1 Clemson’s 34-28 victory over visiting Boston Faculty. He’ll get the beginning once more towards the fourth-ranked Preventing Irish.

“He is doing nice,” Swinney mentioned of Lawrence. “[He] Zoomed the group final night time, [and I] talked to him this morning, looks like he can play immediately. He is doing effectively, however clearly there’s protocol. He shall be out in time to play [against Notre Dame], however you might have the cardiac a part of it.

“It’s a must to ramp again up, even when he feels nice, he may most likely go play, he is not allowed to try this merely due to the protocols. They’re put in place to ensure he may return to play safely. You may have 10 days, after which you might have the cardiac half, so he will not have the ability to get by way of that in time to play subsequent week.”

Swinney mentioned Lawrence is scheduled to complete his isolation both Thursday or Friday, and when he does that, he’ll have the ability to return to the group. The plan is for him to journey to South Bend, Indiana, the place he can attempt to assist his teammates from the sideline.

“He’ll be in each assembly, we are able to Zoom him into follow, so he can keep engaged and make his feedback and issues like that to assist these guys, and take part in touring with us as effectively,” Swinney mentioned. “Clearly cannot play, however he can nonetheless make a contribution together with his presence, his encouragement and his eyes, however he may be in each assembly, he may be in each follow. … He’ll do every little thing he can by way of Zoom and as quickly as they let him come again over right here, he’ll begin the cardiac piece. There’s simply protocols for a motive; we wish to ensure that once you do come again you do it the most secure attainable means.”

Offensive coordinator Tony Elliott mentioned the offensive plan didn’t change with out Lawrence within the win over Boston Faculty, and it will not change subsequent week towards Notre Dame.

“The usual would not change,” Elliott mentioned. “No one’s going to really feel sorry for us. We have all acquired to be prepared. It is going to be the identical state of affairs. Now [Uiagalelei has] acquired some expertise, not going to ask him to go on the market and do something different than simply be your self, handle the plan and make the performs which might be there.”

Uiagalelei mentioned his method will not change, both, despite the fact that he is aware of every week upfront that he’ll be beginning towards Notre Dame.

“Similar mindset as this week. I will begin watching some movie tomorrow of Notre Dame,” Uiagalelei mentioned. “I do not know an excessive amount of about them apart from they are a actually nice group, so simply attempting to get my thoughts proper, get on my keys and know the sport plan inside and outside. It was cool to start out my first sport in school immediately. It was type of loopy waking up and considering, ‘Hey, I will begin immediately.’ However having a sport below my belt going into Notre Dame is unquestionably going to assist.”

ESPN’s David M. Hale contributed to this report.

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