Clemson’s QB Trevor Lawrence won’t play against Notre Dame
CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson’s quarterback Trevor Lawrence will not be able to play during the Clemson-Notre Dame game set for November 7th due to coronavirus protocols.
According to ESPN, Lawrence tested positive for COVID-19 on October 28th.
ACC protocols for coronavirus say that players must isolate for at least 10 days and then pass a series of cardiac tests to make sure its safe to return to the field.
"He's doing great. [He] Zoomed the team last night, [and I] talked to him this morning, feels like he can play today. He's doing well, but obviously there's protocol. He will be out in time to play, but you have the cardiac part of it. You have to ramp back up, even if he feels great, he could probably go play, he's not allowed to do that simply because of the protocols. They're put in place to make sure he could return to play safely. You have 10 days, and then you have the cardiac part, so he won't be able to get through that in time to play next week," said coach Dabo Swinney.
Freshman quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei will start against the Irish in Lawrence’s stead.