Reports reveal when Trevor Lawrence tested positive, started isolation timeline
The college football world was rocked by the news of Trevor Lawrence’s positive test for COVID-19, ruling him out for the Clemson-Boston College on Saturday. Lawrence’s health is the chief concern, but fans and media members instantly wondered about the Heisman contender’s status for the Clemson-Notre Dame game on Nov. 7.
Multiple reporters, citing sources, are reporting that Lawrence’s 10-day isolation timeline began Wednesday, the day of the test. Lawrence, if doing well, could leave isolation on next Friday. It still raises the questions of whether he would travel with the team to Notre Dame and if he would play with maybe one practice, at most.
This will certainly be a closely followed story in college football over the next few days. No. 1 Clemson vs. Notre Dame is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff, airing on NBC.
Trevor Lawrence’s COVID test was taken Wednesday and that counts as day one in his 10-day countdown to be eligible to play next Saturday against Notre Dame, per source. It’s possible he had symptoms earlier, which could even push up his eligibility to play if he tests negative. https://t.co/3xHIFoNAu7
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 30, 2020
Source to @TheAthleticCFB: Trevor Lawrence’s positive COVID-19 test was yesterday, presenting an intriguing scenario for Nov. 7: If everything goes smoothly between now and then, could Lawrence fly separately to Notre Dame on the day of the game? https://t.co/tMQ9B7spux
— Matt Fortuna (@Matt_Fortuna) October 30, 2020
Per sources, Lawrence's 10-day window will be over before Notre Dame game. But: how his symptoms evolve and cardiac eval will decide things. He also would obviously be heading into the game with maybe one practice, maybe none.
— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) October 30, 2020
Lawrence's isolation *should end before the game against Notre Dame, per Clemson sources, because:
1) the collection of his original positive was Wednesday morning (a potential Saturday morning return).
2) his symptoms began Wednesday or prior.
*symptoms must subside
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) October 30, 2020