Clemson missed Trevor Lawrence on the field on Saturday, barely escaping with a win over Boston College. Will the superstar quarterback be able to return next weekend? We now have the answer.
Lawrence missed Saturday’s game after testing positive for COVID-19. Backup DJ Uiagalelei took his place, helping the Tigers come back and beat the Boston College Eagles on Saturday. A much tougher test looms for Clemson next weekend.
The Tigers will travel to South Bend next Saturday where they’ll take on No. 4 Notre Dame. One massive question remains: is there a chance Lawrence returns and plays against the Fighting Irish? The answer is no.
Dabo Swinney told reporters following his team’s win on Saturday his superstar quarterback won’t be available to play against Notre Dame. It looks like Uiagalelei will get another start with Lawrence out of the lineup and in isolation.
Dabo Swinney just told reporters Trevor Lawrence will be OUT vs. Notre Dame.
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) October 31, 2020
There’s a bit of confusion surrounding the timetable here. We still don’t have a clear picture as to when Trevor Lawrence actually tested positive. ACC players are required to isolate for 10 days, starting the moment they test positive.
Seeing that Lawrence has already been ruled out for Saturday’s game, there’s a strong likelihood Lawrence did indeed test positive this past Wednesday. If so, that would make him eligible to return next Sunday, a day after the Notre Dame game.
Clemson football will now have to trot out a freshman quarterback in DJ Uiagalelei for a second-straight week. Though this time, it’ll come against a much tougher opponent in No. 4 Notre Dame.
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