A subsequent check of Alabama coach Nick Saban on Thursday confirmed that he’s adverse for COVID-19, the college introduced Friday afternoon.
The assertion from Alabama head athletic coach Jeff Allen stated Saban was evaluated by workforce doctor Dr. Eugene Robinson on Friday and stays asymptomatic and with out fever.
“We’re persevering with to observe the SEC Return to Exercise and Medical Steerage Job Drive Protocol for testing asymptomatic positives,” Allen stated within the assertion. “A PCR check was repeated Thursday by the SEC appointed lab and was adverse.”
Ought to Saban check adverse two extra occasions, every 24 hours aside, he could be thought of a false optimistic per SEC protocols and could be allowed to return to full exercise.
Saban will proceed to be examined each day, based on the assertion, which means that he might conceivably check adverse Friday and Saturday — establishing the likelihood that he might coach Saturday evening’s recreation in Tuscaloosa.
Within the meantime, Saban will stay in isolation.
In line with the assertion, the preliminary optimistic check got here from an out of doors lab that the varsity makes use of to complement the SEC’s mandated testing.