Clemson announces Trevor Lawrence has “mild” COVID-19 symptoms

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Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence does indeed have COVID-19. Coach Dabo Swinney confirmed the diagnosis on Thursday night.

“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 “Go Tigers” seems a little odd, given the context. Regardless, Lawrence isn’t available this week and it remains to be seen if he’ll face Notre Dame next weekend. Go Irish.

9 responses to “Clemson announces Trevor Lawrence has “mild” COVID-19 symptoms

  1. I know a lot of people like to dismiss any consequences of contracting covid, but a bit insensitive of the coach to basically say “next man up” like it’s an injury in your news release about your player getting an illness that can have long term negative effects on your body. In terms of coaching that’s the kind of attitude you have to have, but I’d like if he could tone down the rhetoric in the public announcement. It would be a real bad look if Lawrence got complications and the coach’s response was “go tigers”

  2. These highly-compensated football coaches and bureaucrats are experimenting with the lives and careers of young athletes. Even if there are no lasting effects visible in the near-term, what happens when they starting dropping dead of a heart attack at 38 yo?

  3. dbjason6088 says:
    October 29, 2020 at 11:48 pm

    How come Nick Saban coach after his positive test but Lawrence can’t?


    It was determined that Saban had a FALSE positive on his first test. The subsequent tests were negative.

  4. Saban received multiple negative tests after, suggesting his result was another false positive.

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