Trevor Lawrence tests positive for Covid-19, and will not play Saturday against Boston College

Trevor Lawrence tests positive for Covid-19, and will not play Saturday against Boston College

“Trevor allowed us tonight to announce that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and he is now in isolation,” Clemson coach Dabou Sweeney said in a statement on Thursday. “He’s doing well with mild symptoms but he won’t be available for this week’s game against Boston College. While we’re definitely going to miss Trevor, this is a chance for the other players to come forward, and we’re excited to be competing against a very good BC team. On Saturday. Take off, Tigers.”

After Sweeney’s statement, Lawrence, at a young age, released his own statement on the Twitter.

“I have tested positive for COVID-19, and my symptoms have been relatively mild while following the Clemson and ACC protocol,” Lawrence said. “The only thing that hurts me is missing the opportunity to be with my teammates this weekend and play the game I love. I hate that I can’t be there, but I will watch from isolation and pull our men while I wait for the opportunity to join the team.”

According to guidelines issued by the Atlantic Coast Conference, of which Clemson is a member, a student athlete who has tested positive for Covid-19 should be isolated for at least 10 days from the onset of symptoms or a positive test before returning to soccer activity.

This means Lawrence may also miss the team’s November 7 match against the undefeated No.4-ranked Notre Dame. Clemson is No. 1 in the 6-0 polls.

Lawrence has completed 70.7% of his assists for 17 touchdowns this season. He also rushed for four touchdowns.

Ahead of the 2020 college football season, when conferences were considering whether to play amid the pandemic, Lawrence was one of the high-profile players who expressed support for playing with the hashtag # WeWantToPlay.

“We really feel safe here,” Lawrence told reporters in August. “I hope it’s like that everywhere … Frankly, we feel safer here than anywhere else.”
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