Swinney: Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence traveling to Notre Dame

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said quarterback Trevor Lawrence will travel with the top-ranked Tigers for their game at No. 4 Notre Dame despite his being sidelined with the coronavirus.

Swinney said Tuesday that Lawrence, the Heisman Trophy contender and likely first-overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft, will have completed his 10-day quarantine. He is still unable to play, Swinney said, due to the cardiac testing protocol required by the Atlantic Coast Conference for athletes who test positive for COVID-19.

“This week, he’s going to be Coach Lawrence,” Swinney said.

Lawrence tested positive for the virus last week and missed the team’s 34-28 comeback victory over Boston College this past Saturday.

Swinney said Lawrence has participated in the team meetings and sessions through Zoom and feels good, health wise.

The coach added that Lawrence would be able to rejoin the Tigers for practices next week. Clemson has a week off following its first visit to Notre Dame in 41 years.

Lawrence is expected to return to play at Florida State on Nov. 21.


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