Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban Cleared to Return for Georgia Game
THIRD NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST RULES INITIAL RESULT AS A FALSE POSITIVE
Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban has been cleared to return in time for Saturday’s game against No. 3 Georgia following a third negative COVID-19 test Saturday. Alabama team physician Dr. Jimmy Robinson said in a statement that 68-year-old Saban had negative tests Thursday, Friday and Saturday following an initial positive test Wednesday.
“Due to the fact that Coach Saban has remained completely symptom-free and had five negative PCR tests, split between two separate labs, the initial test from Wednesday is considered a false positive under the SEC protocols,” said Robinson.
Saban will join the No. 2 Crimson Tide for Saturday’s 8 p.m. EST kickoff against Georgia at Bryant-Denny Stadium.