Dabo Swinney frustrated by Trevor Lawrence MRI inquiries

According to a report earlier this week from Tiger Illustrated, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence suffered a bruised shoulder in the team’s win over Texas A&M. After the game, he received an MRI. That report was confirmed by The State.

Lawrence told Tiger Illustrated: “I’m wearing something on my shoulder to try to cover it up so it doesn’t get hit again. But it’s not affecting my mechanics or anything. I’m good.”

On Wednesday, though, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney refused to confirm whether or not Lawrence had received an MRI in September.
And I don’t want anybody texting me anymore. I had a media guy text me the other night. You know, that’s private information. That’s private information. If I want anybody to know our medical stuff, I’ll tell you. We’ll put it on the injury report. But people texting me on my phone to ask me information that’s not public information that I wouldn’t put out unless it’s something that needed to be put out is bad business.

Swinney continued:

There’s nothing wrong with Trevor, and I don’t like people trying to create drama. There’s no drama on this team. So what do people want to do? They want to create drama. It’s the most unbelievable thing. Ain’t nothing wrong with Trevor. Zero. Nothing. If we did an MRI, that ain’t nobody’s business. We do MRIs all the time. All the time. All the time. I mean a guy gets a bruise on his knee, we do an MRI. Guy bruises his elbow we do an MRI. It’s like we’ve got to find — it drives me crazy. There’s no drama on this team, so it’s like we’ve got to create some. ‘Oh, Trevor missed a throw. He must be hurt.’ No— he’s human. He’s human, all right?

While Clemson is 5-0, ranked No. 2 in the AP Poll and No. 3 in ESPN’s FPI, things haven’t been especially smooth with Lawrence and Clemson’s much-hyped passing game. (Granted, Tee Higgins has been pretty darn electric.) Clemson also looked vulnerable on the road at North Carolina — winning by just one point.

Lawrence’s adjusted yards per attempt are down to 7.8 — from 9.3 as a freshman. As a sophomore, Lawrence has already thrown more interceptions (5) than he did all of last season (4). The Tigers have slumped in their short and intermediate range passing game.

Since the Texas A&M game, Lawrence has played 60.3 percent of his passes and averaged 8.9 yards per attempt. Clemson also ran Lawrence 11 times in the game at UNC, too.

Follow a bye week, the Tigers returns to the field this Saturday; Clemson plays host to Florida State — kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m.


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