Clemson QB Lawrence tests positive for COVID-19, will miss Saturday’s game vs. Boston College

Clemson QB Lawrence tests positive for COVID-19, will miss Saturday’s game vs. Boston College
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) passes against Miami during the 3rd quarter of ClemsonÕs game against the University of Miami at Clemson's Memorial Stadium Saturday, October 10, 2020. ACC Pool/Bart Boatwright/The Clemson Insider (Source: Bart Boatwright/The Clemson Insider/The Clemson Insider)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence has tested positive for COVID-19.

The news was confirmed Thursday evening following Clemson’s practice as they prepare for their game Saturday against Boston College.

“Trevor has authorized us this evening to announce that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now in isolation,” Swinney said in a statement. "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.”

The presumptive No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft has completed just over 70% of his passes this year and thrown for 1,833 yards and 17 touchdowns this season.

Below is the guidance from the ACC COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group regarding the procedure that should be followed if a student-athlete tests positive:

Pursuant to CDC guidance, a student-athlete who tests positive for COVID-19 shall be isolated for at least 10 days from the onset of symptoms/positive test and at least 1 day (i.e., 24 hours) has passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement of respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath). A student-athlete’s medical treatment will be determined by institutional medical staff, and be considered unavailable for training, team/group activities or game play until the student-athlete has both completed necessary isolation and had a medical clearance by team physicians. Consistent with NCAA Constitution 3.2.4.19, the institution’s medical staff must have unchallengeable autonomous authority to determine medical management and return-to-play decisions related to student-athletes.

Lawrence’s positive test result may also put his availability for next week’s game at Notre Dame into question.

No. 1 Clemson is slated to host Boston College at home on Saturday at noon.

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