“Trevor has licensed us this night to announce that he has examined optimistic for COVID-19 and is now in isolation,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney mentioned in an announcement Thursday night time. “He’s doing effectively with gentle signs however is not going to be obtainable for this week’s sport in opposition to Boston Faculty.
“Whereas we definitely will miss Trevor, this is a chance for different guys to step up and we’re enthusiastic about competing in opposition to an excellent BC workforce on Saturday. Go Tigers.”
Lawrence launched an announcement on social media, saying his signs had been gentle and that “the one factor that hurts is lacking a chance to be with my teammates this weekend and play the sport I really like.”
Lawrence is a front-runner for the Heisman Trophy, and he has not missed a sport in three seasons at Clemson.
Lawrence’s COVID-19 check was taken Wednesday. Below the foundations established by the ACC’s medical advisory group, any participant who checks optimistic for COVID-19 should isolate for not less than 10 days after the check earlier than returning to observe, assuming they now not are exhibiting signs. That may additionally put Lawrence liable to lacking the top-ranked Tigers’ Nov. 7 showdown at No. 4 Notre Dame.
Whereas Lawrence has by no means missed a begin for Clemson since taking on the offense in September 2018, he did go down with an damage within the first half of his first begin in opposition to Syracuse that 12 months. Chase Brice got here on in reduction and led a fourth-quarter comeback that preserved the Tigers’ good file, and Clemson went on to win the nationwide championship.
Brice is now the starter at Duke after transferring this offseason. That doubtless leaves true freshman D.J. Uiagalelei because the presumed starter for the Tigers (6-0, 5-0 ACC). Uiagalelei has seen restricted motion, finishing 12 of 19 passes for 102 yards with two speeding touchdowns. He was the No. 3 total QB recruit within the nation for 2020.
Lawrence was within the midst of a stellar begin to the 2020 season, finishing 71% of his throws with 21 whole touchdowns by means of six video games.
Info from ESPN’s Andrea Adelson and Holly Rowe was used on this report.