Alabama group doctor Dr. Jimmy Robinson mentioned in a press release that Saban had detrimental assessments Thursday, Friday and Saturday following an preliminary constructive check Wednesday. The varsity added that two further assessments, from Thursday and Friday, had been discovered to be detrimental at a separate lab.
“As a consequence of the truth that Coach Saban has remained utterly symptom-free and had 5 detrimental PCR assessments, break up between two separate labs, the preliminary check from Wednesday is taken into account a false constructive underneath the SEC protocols,” Robinson mentioned. “… In accordance with the SEC Return to Exercise and Medical Steering Job Drive Protocol and with the approval of The College of Alabama System Well being and Security Job Drive, Coach Saban is medically cleared to securely return to exercise efficient instantly.”
Saturday’s check was flown to an SEC-approved lab in Cellular, Alabama, for a quicker turnaround time. The varsity mentioned the preliminary constructive check got here from an out of doors lab that the varsity makes use of to complement the SEC’s mandated testing.