Trevor Lawrence suffers from a coronavirus and will not be able to play for Clemson when the Tigers fight Boston College on Saturday in a major ACC game.
Clemson coaches, Dabo Swinney and Lawrence have made statements of positive test results.
“Trevor authorized us tonight to announce that he tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently on quarantine,” Swinney said in a statement. “He’s fine with mild symptoms but won’t be showing up against Boston this week. University. While we will definitely miss Trevor, this is an opportunity for others to step up and we’re excited to play against a very good BC team on Saturday. Come on, Tigers. “
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Lawrence added: “I tested positive for COVID-19 and my symptoms were relatively mild while I was following Clemson and ACC’s regimen. The only thing that hurts me is missing out on the chance to be with my teammates this weekend and play my favorite game. I hate that I can’t be there, but I will watch from isolating and pulling our boys while I wait for the chance [to] Rejoin the team. God bless and Go Tigers! “
Clemson has options to replace Lawrence as a midfielder.
DJ UIAGALELEI: Uiagalelei is a real first-back from Inland Empire, California. He was ranked as the number 1 or number 2 player in the country before joining the Tigers team from St. Mary’s. John Bosco Prep in Bellflower, California. He made his college debut earlier this season in a bold win over Wake Forest. Since then, he’s played against The Citadel, Miami and Syracuse and is likely to have his first match against Boston College.
TAISUN PHOMMACHANH: Phommachanh is a redshirt freshman who also spent time in midfield between the 2019 and 2020 season. He was considered the No. 1 midfielder in Connecticut before joining Tigers in 2019. Player Bridgeport’s origin was 11-29 with 73 passes for his college career.
JAMES TALTON: Talton is a Clemson freshman midfielder who has yet to make his team debut this season. The Raleigh native pledged to join Clemson in May and is one of the relatively little-known full-backs on the team. He is among the top players in the state every week.
HUNTER HELMS: Helms is another freshman on the Tigers list. He made his team debut against The Citadel earlier this season. He is Clemson’s third midfielder since 1954, who started out as a walker to throw a touch.
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Not sure how long Lawrence will sit out. He will probably return to the Notre Dame game if everything goes according to plan. But any of the aforementioned quartets are more than capable of leading the Tigers in Lawrence’s absence.