Dabo Swinney releases statement on Trevor Lawrence's positive test
Once again, one of the biggest names in college football has tested positive for COVID-19. Unfortunately, this time it does not appear to be a false positive.
On Thursday, Dabo Swinney issued a statement after news broke that Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence tested positive. The Tigers head coach confirmed the reports. Per Swinney, Lawrence’s case is not asymptomatic as the star player is experiencing “mild symptoms.” Swinney confirmed the obvious that Lawrence is out for the Boston College game, but the coach did not address his starting QB’s status for next week’s game against No. 4 Notre Dame.
“Trevor has authorized us this evening to announce that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now in isolation,” Swinney’s statement reads. “He is doing well with mild symptoms but will not be available for this week’s game against Boston College. While we certainly will miss Trevor, this is an opportunity for other guys to step up and we’re excited about competing against a very good BC team on Saturday. Go Tigers.”
Whether Lawrence faces Notre Dame will depend on when he tested positive. The ACC follows CDC guidelines and calls for those who test positive to isolate for 10 days. Clemson-Notre Dame is nine days away.
We join college football fans everywhere in wishing Lawrence a speedy recovery and hope to see him back in action soon.